15 Starbucks Peppermint Drinks For Mint Lovers (+ Secret Menu)

Last Updated on March 4, 2023 by brewthatcoffee

Craving the refreshing taste of peppermint? You’re in luck! This list of Starbucks peppermint drinks will satisfy your minty desires.

Peppermint gives drinks a burst of fresh flavor. This popular herb can brighten any drink, whether hot or cold, caffeine-free or caffeine-loaded, splurge or skinny, plant-based or dairy deluxe.  

This is the ultimate list of Starbucks drinks for everyone delighted by the cooling sensation and refreshing taste only minty drinks deliver. Some are from the regular menu, and others are customizations, but all will satisfy mint cravings.

Top 15 Starbucks Drinks For Mint Lovers:

1. Peppermint Mocha

2. Iced Peppermint Mocha

3. Peppermint Mocha Nitro Cold Brew

4. Peppermint White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino®

5. Franken Frappuccino®

6. Peppermint Pattie Frappuccino®

7. Skinny Strawberry & Mint Frappuccino®

8. Frozen Strawberry & Peppermint Lemonade

9. Honey Citrus Mint Tea

10. Jade Citrus Mint® Brewed Tea

11. Mint Majesty®

12. Peppermint Hot Chocolate

13. Peppermint & Matcha Oatmilk Latte

14. Iced Chocolate & Mint Almondmilk Shaken Espresso

15. Mystery Peppermint Drink

15 Best Peppermint Drinks Ranked (Regular & Secret Menu)

These are must-taste Starbucks drinks for mint lovers:

1. Peppermint Mocha (Regular Menu)

15 Starbucks Peppermint Drinks For Mint Lovers (+ Secret Menu)

The Peppermint Mocha is first on our list because it’s an enduring favorite. It’s been one of Starbucks’ most popular drinks for 20 years.

This drink was introduced as a holiday special in 2002. No one could get enough of the bold espresso, chocolate, and fresh peppermint flavor combo, so the Peppermint Mocha was added to the regular menu. And it’s still peppermint fans’ go-to order decades later.

The Peppermint Mocha is a mouth-watering mix of Signature Roast Espresso, peppermint syrup, mocha sauce, steamed milk, foam, whipped cream, and dark chocolate curls. (In case you were wondering, the recipe is almost identical to when the drink was introduced. The only changes are that it’s now made with 2% milk and decorated with chocolate curls instead of red sprinkles.)

Nutrition Information

Peppermint Mocha (Grande: 16 fl oz)CaloriesCarbsSugarCaffeine
  440  63g  54g  175mg

Make It Your Own (Customization Tip)

Add another flavor dimension to your Peppermint Mocha by adding a scoop of vanilla bean powder and swapping half of the mocha sauce for white chocolate mocha sauce. You’ll get a sweeter, creamier-tasting mocha.

2. Iced Peppermint Mocha (Regular Menu)

15 Starbucks Peppermint Drinks For Mint Lovers (+ Secret Menu)

This chilled variation of the celebrated Peppermint Mocha is for scorching summer days. You get the same milky, pepperminty, mocha, espresso deliciousness you love in the original drink; it’s just served over ice. The iced version also gets whipped cream and chocolate curls on top. 

Nutrition Information

Iced Peppermint Mocha (Grande: 16 Fl oz)CaloriesCarbsSugarCaffeine
  420  57g  49g  175mg

Make It Your Own (Customization Tip)

Get max mocha satisfaction by lining your cup with mocha sauce.

3. Peppermint Mocha Nitro Cold Brew (Secret Menu)

Perhaps you’re craving the taste of a Peppermint Mocha, but you don’t want all the calories that come with it. Then you could turn an almost-calorie-free (5 calories in a grande) Nitro Cold Brew into a skinny version of the loved drink.

The Nitro Cold Brew is smooth, sweet, and foamy on its own (and it has an irresistible velvety crema). But add peppermint syrup and mocha sauce, and you’re in for a treat!

How To Order

Ask for a Nitro Cold Brew with a few peppermint syrup and mocha sauce pumps.

Make It Your Own (Customization Tip)

Make your drink more indulgent by topping it with peppermint chocolate cream cold foam.

4. Peppermint White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino® (Regular Menu)

15 Starbucks Peppermint Drinks For Mint Lovers (+ Secret Menu)

Suppose you want a pepperminty, creamy, condensed-milk-like, vanilla-y, frozen delight without the espresso flavor. In that case, the Peppermint White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino will likely become your new favorite drink.

This zero-caffeine drink blends ice, milk, white chocolate mocha sauce, and peppermint syrup, then dollops whipped cream on top for a mild, milky, minty treat.

Nutrition Information

Peppermint White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino® (Grande: 16 Fl oz)CaloriesCarbsSugarCaffeine
      420      58g      58g      0mg

Make It Your Own (Customization Tip)

To lower this drink’s sugar content, replace one peppermint syrup pump with sugar-free vanilla syrup.

5. Franken Frappuccino® (Secret Menu)

This recipe is inspired by a limited-edition Halloween drink Starbucks created to celebrate the spooky holiday. It’s green. It’s minty. It’s decadent. And it’s sure to thrill you any day of the year.

How To Order

Ask for a Matcha Crème Frappuccino® with peppermint syrup instead of classic syrup. Add a few pumps of white mocha sauce, Frappuccino® chips, and mocha drizzle over the whipped cream.

Make It Your Own (Customization Tip)

Give your Franken Frappuccino® a caffeine boost and espresso flavor by replacing the mocha drizzle with an affogato-style shot.

6. Peppermint Pattie Frappuccino® (Secret Menu)

Fancy Peppermint Pattie’s creamy peppermint and chocolate yumminess in sippable form? Give this dreamy Frappuccino® concoction a taste. It mixes peppermint syrup, Frappuccino® chips, and mocha sauce into a cream-topped Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino® for a blissful, melt-in-your-mouth experience similar to eating the original chocolate-covered soft peppermint discs.

How To Order

Ask for a Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino®, add Frappuccino® chips and peppermint syrup, line the cup with mocha sauce, and drizzle more mocha sauce over the whipped cream topping.

Make It Your Own (Customization Tip)

Swap the mocha sauce drizzle for barista cocoa powder and dark chocolate curls to add a hint of Peppermint Pattie’s dark chocolate flavor.

7. Skinny Strawberry & Mint Frappuccino® (Secret Menu)

One reason you might think twice about ordering a Frappuccino® is that you’re watching your calories. But at Starbucks, where every drink is customizable, you can get a frapp without entering the calorie danger zone.

This recipe gives the Strawberry CrèmeFrappuccino® a skinny makeover to create a light drink with the fresh flavors of strawberries and mint.

How To Order

Ask for a Strawberry Crème Frappuccino® made with nonfat instead of whole milk. Plus, swap the two pumps of classic syrup for one pump of peppermint syrup (the Frappuccino® has strawberry puree for sweetness) and skip the whipped cream.

Make It Your Own (Customization Tip)

Create a vegan drink by choosing almond, coconut, or soymilk instead of nonfat milk.

8. Frozen Strawberry & Peppermint Lemonade (Secret Menu)

Here’s another way to enjoy the classic combo of strawberry and mint. Like the Skinny Strawberry & Mint Frappuccino®, this drink has sweet strawberry puree and cooling mint. Where the drinks differ is that the Frozen Strawberry & Peppermint Lemonade has ice and lemonade as a base instead of ice and milk, making it vegan-friendly.

How To Order

Ask for a Blended Strawberry Lemonade and add a pump or two of peppermint syrup.

Make It Your Own (Customization Tip)

Have your drink double-blended for a smoother texture.

9. Honey Citrus Mint Tea (Regular Menu)

15 Starbucks Peppermint Drinks For Mint Lovers (+ Secret Menu)

We’ve got a Starbucks customer to thank for this zesty sip. The creative individual combined two types of tea infusions, lemonade, and honey. The results were so impressive that Starbucks added the recipe to their regular menu.

The Honey Citrus Mint Tea gets its refreshing flavors from Jade Citrus Mint® green tea (spearmint, lemon verbena, lemongrass), Peach Tranquility® herbal tea (apple, candied pineapple, peach, rose hip peels, chamomile flowers, lemon verbena), steamed lemonade, and honey blend.

Nutrition Information

Honey Citrus Mint Tea (Grande: 16 Fl oz)CaloriesCarbsSugarCaffeine
  130  32g  30g  16mg

Make It Your Own (Customization Tip)

Add a pump of peppermint syrup for a more intense minty taste. If the tea is too sweet for your liking, you can ask for yours without lemonade (though you’ll lose some of the drink’s citrus flavor notes if you do this).

10. Jade Citrus Mint® Brewed Tea (Regular Menu)

15 Starbucks Peppermint Drinks For Mint Lovers (+ Secret Menu)

Drinking a cup of Jade Citrus Mint® tea is a multi-sensory experience. Inhale the spearmint, lemongrass, lemon verbena, and green tea flavor fusion before sipping it for an afternoon pick-me-up.

This tea comes unsweetened (and calorie- and sugar-free) as standard. You can sweeten it by adding anything from cane sugar or honey to sugar substitutes like Splenda or Stevia.

Nutrition Information

Jade Citrus Mint® Brewed Tea (Grande: 16 Fl oz)CaloriesCarbsSugarCaffeine
    0    0g    0g    40mg

Make It Your Own (Customization Tip)

Add a pump of peppermint syrup for a stronger mint flavor and sweetness, or add steamed lemonade for a sweet-sour tang.

11. Mint Majesty® (Regular Menu)

15 Starbucks Peppermint Drinks For Mint Lovers (+ Secret Menu)

Mint is the star of this herbal tea. Serious mint fans will be delighted that the ingredient list includes not one but two types of mint – spearmint and peppermint – and a hint of lemon verbena for a calorie-, sugar- and caffeine-free drink to help clear your mind and refresh your body. 

Nutrition Information

Mint Majesty® (Grande: 16 Fl oz)CaloriesCarbsSugarCaffeine

Make It Your Own (Customization Tip)

Add regular or sugar-free vanilla syrup to complement the tea’s double-mint flavor.  

12. Peppermint Hot Chocolate (Regular Menu)

15 Starbucks Peppermint Drinks For Mint Lovers (+ Secret Menu)

Peppermint adds extra sparkle to Starbucks’ classic hot chocolate. This comforting drink is made with steamed 2% milk, cocoa-rich mocha sauce, and peppermint syrup, topped with milk foam, whipped cream, and chocolate curls.

The drink is also available as Peppermint White Hot Chocolate for everyone who likes their hot chocolate super-sweet.

Nutrition Information

Peppermint Hot Chocolate (Grande: 16 Fl oz)CaloriesCarbsSugarCaffeine
  440  62g  56g  25mg

Make It Your Own (Customization Tip)

Lighten your toppings by replacing the whipped cream and chocolate curls with extra milk foam and barista cocoa powder.

13. Peppermint & Matcha Oatmilk Latte (Secret Menu)

This dairy-free, minty drink is from Starbucks’ “Winter Feels Menu” but will likely give you warm fuzzies any time of the year. It’s a warming, soothing combo of oat milk, peppermint syrup, and matcha tea blend that hits the sweet-creamy spot.

How To Order

Ask for a Matcha Tea Latte made with oat milk and a few pumps of peppermint syrup.

Make It Your Own (Customization Tip)

If you choose oat milk for comfort, not because you’re avoiding dairy, try topping your Peppermint & Matcha Oatmilk Latte with pistachio cream cold foam. Pistachio and mint is a favorite combo in sweet and savory dishes because the mint freshens pistachios’ richness.

14. Iced Chocolate & Mint Almond Milk Shaken Espresso (Secret Menu)

If you want a fresh way to get your caffeine kick, try your espresso shots shaken up with a delectable trio of peppermint, chocolate, and malt and topped with almond milk and ice.

This full-flavored drink contains three shots of Blonde Espresso Roast (in the grande size) and wake-me-up peppermint syrup to shake up your coffee routine!

How To Order

Ask for an Iced Chocolate Almond milk Shaken Espresso and add pumps of peppermint syrup to taste.

Make It Your Own (Customization Tip)

The Iced Chocolate Almond milk Shaken Espresso is made with the smooth, citrusy Blonde Espresso Roast, which pairs beautifully with almond milk. Try the drink with the Signature Espresso Roast for a bolder, more chocolaty-tasting espresso flavor.

15. Mystery Peppermint Drink (Secret Menu)

Now’s your chance to bring your dream Starbucks peppermint creation to life.

Start with steamed milk (pick from 2%, nonfat, whole, half and half, coconut, almond, oat, soy, heavy cream, or vanilla sweet cream). Next, add pumps of peppermint syrup. Then let your imagination and cravings guide your flavor, topping, and add-in selections.

You can keep it simple by stopping at minty milk or throw in whatever sounds yummy. You’ll find plenty to tempt your taste buds, from raspberry, toffee nut, or sugar cookie syrup to pistachio sauce, salted brown butter topping, or extra whipped cream and caramel drizzle.

How To Order

Ask for Steamed Milk with peppermint syrup and whatever toppings, sauces, and add-ins your heart desires.

Make It Your Own (Customization Tip)

This drink is your creation, so customize it according to your taste. Maybe you’ll come up with the next drink sensation.

Best Starbucks Mint Drink Modifications

Starbucks promises more than 170,000 ways to personalize their drinks, including many hacks for getting your mint drink how you want it.

Here are the top syrup, sauce, and topping modifications for your favorite minty Starbucks drinks.

Syrups And Sauces

Add these syrup and sauce flavors to work wonders with mint drinks:

  • Mocha sauce. Mocha sauce + peppermint syrup = a flavor combo so delicious it creates one of Starbucks’ most loved drinks.  
  • White chocolate (or toasted white chocolate) mocha sauce. A chocolaty-mint fusion for people with a very sweet tooth.
  • Vanilla (or sugar-free vanilla or toasted vanilla) syrup. Vanilla enhances mint’s sweetness.
  • Pistachio sauce. There’s a reason pistachio and mint is a popular ice cream flavor besides the nut and leaf both being green. They taste scrumptious together.
  • Irish cream syrup. Some of the tastiest cocktails combine mint and Irish cream. Why not bring the flavors together in your Starbucks drink?
  • Cinnamon dolce syrup. Cinnamon might not be the first thing you pick to pair with mint, but these flavors are surprisingly complementary.


These are tasty Starbucks toppings for mint drinks:

  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate curls
  • Barista cocoa powder
  • Cinnamon dulce sprinkles
  • Mocha drizzle
  • Chocolate cream cold foam
  • Irish cream cold foam
  • Peppermint chocolate cream cold foam
  • Pistachio cream cold foam
  • Vanilla sweet cream cold foam
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Chocolate malt powder

Starbucks Mint Drinks FAQs

Still have questions about Starbucks mint drinks? We have the answers.

Starbucks peppermint syrup is available throughout the year. So, you can enjoy minty freshness in your drink whenever you crave it.

All 15 drinks in this article are available year-round, although some become extra special during the holidays. For example, the Peppermint Mocha might get dressed up in peppermint chocolate curls instead of the regular chocolate curls and be served in a festive cup.

Starbucks uses Starbucks-branded peppermint syrup for its drinks. These are the ingredients the coffee chain lists for the syrup: sugar, water, natural flavor, sodium benzoate, and citric acid.

Good to know: Starbucks shares a 4-ingredient recipe for Mint-Infused Simple Syrup you can whip up in your kitchen in 15 minutes.

There are about 20 different types of mint. Peppermint is one. So is spearmint. Then there are lesser-known types of mint like apple mint (smells like apples), orange mint (tastes like oranges), and chocolate mint (has a chocolaty flavor).

Actually, peppermint is two types of mint. It’s a hybrid of spearmint and water mint. This makes peppermint high in menthol, the chemical that triggers that cooling sensation on your tongue.

Peppermint also has a stronger flavor than mints like spearmint. If something is described as just mint, it’s likely mild, whereas peppermint has zing.


Starbucks has a mint drink on its regular menu to entice every taste and preference, from mochas to teas to Frappuccino® to hot chocolates. For adventurous mint lovers who’ve tasted their way through the menu and want more, there’s the option of adding peppermint syrup to any drink. So, there will always be new minty creations to invigorate taste buds.












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