No tricks, just treats. 'Tis the season for all things spooky and fun — including drinks at Starbucks.
15 Starbucks Halloween drinks to try
From “Hocus Pocus” drinks celebrating Salem’s Sanderson sisters to more sinister sips inspired by Gilead’s Handmaids, here are 15 terrifying treats for everyone.
Witch’s Brew Crème Frappuccino
This festive Frap is listed on the menu as a" delight that's more trick than treat...or is it?"
The Halloween specialty drink is orange crème flavored and "dotted with imaginary Bat Warts and Lizard Scales."
Handmaid's Tale Refresher
Under his eye — or at least under a heavy helping of foam. The Handmaid's Tale Refresher, inspired by the series set in Gilead, can be ordered by asking for a venti strawberry açaí refresher with no water, light passion tea, light strawberry purée and two pumps honey. It's topped with cold foam made with coconut milk and one scoop of vanilla bean, according to Instagram creator Holly Walker.
It's showtime with this Beetlejuice-inspired frappé! A Washington, D.C.-based Instagram creator offered the best way to order this spooky sip.
"Ask for mocha drizzled lines inside your cup, a vanilla bean frappe, whip on top & topped with matcha powder," @vincoeats wrote.
Berry Caramel Frappuccino
This one is sure to "berry" good — and a nice transition from fall to summer flavors. According to Instagram user Keith “Kj” Spiller Jr, head to Starbucks and order a strawberry acai lemonade, filled to the first line and get apple juice filled to the second line.
Add strawberry purée, two scoops dragon fruit inclusion, two scoops strawberry inclusion, add ice, shake, then double blend, says Spiller.
Be sure to have the barista line the cup with caramel drizzle and put some on top, too.
Wolf Man Frappuccino
Take a Java Chip Frappuccino to the next level with some fruit purée! The Wolf Man Frappuccino is a Java Chip Frappuccino base with strawberry purée and a shot of espresso, according to @pixiedustedfun. The concoction is topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and more strawberry purée.
Sink your teeth into this fang-tastic beverage. According to Starbucks, the "beverage is made with a layer of mocha sauce and a dollop of whipped cream on the bottom. White chocolate mocha sauce, milk and ice blended together are then layered on top, while a drizzle of strawberry puree oozes from the rim. The beverage is finished with whipped cream on top."
If Witch's Brew doesn't fill your cauldron — err, cup — then perhaps a Witch's Hat is in order. Starbucks Eldersburg shared the recipe, which includes "a matcha green tea frappuccino drizzled with mocha, (and) topped with whip cream, mocha drizzle and a dusting of green tea matcha."
Extra Fall Chai
Extra, extra! Sip all about it! This Extra Fall Chai from creator Imani Isoke is something to talk about. She says, "Here’s how to order: Hi, may I please have a…iced chai latte (with) oat milk, vanilla sweet cream cold foam, pumpkin cream cold foam (on top) and cinnamon powder."
Starbucks Singapore is mixing up something scarily good in the form of a Spook-a-ccino.
"Magical sweet potato blended with milk, ice and real sweet potato chunks, then topped with luscious whipped cream and a dust of mystical pure matcha powder," the official account shared. "Finished with a chocolate cat topper for deliciously witchy sips."
Candy Corn Cold Brew
"Order a Venti Pumpkin Cold Brew, replace the vanilla syrup with white mocha. Add 1 extra pump of pumpkin!" she captioned a photo of the candy corn concoction.
Midnight Creeper Frappuccino
Kicking the PSL up a few notches is the Midnight Creeper Frappuccino — a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino blended with java chips and topped with whip cream and mocha drizzle. The remix recipe was shared by a Starbucks location in Maryland.
Winifred Sanderson Frappuccino
Walker says to order a grande Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino with one pump white mocha, one pump peppermint and strawberry inclusions on top of the whipped cream.
Mary Sanderson Frappuccino
This Halloween frap will give you plenty to (sideways) smile about. The base is a Strawberry Cream Frappuccino but the classic sweetener is substituted with white mocha. According to Walker, strawberry inclusions, with strawberry purée on the bottom of the cup and a mocha drizzle topping finish off this milkshake-like beverage.
Sarah Sanderson Frappuccino
Get in the mood for Halloween with the purple-colored Sarah Sanderson special … no dead man’s toe required. Walker says to start with a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino, adding passion tea to the second line of the cup, one scoop dragon fruit inclusions and soy milk. Go "amuck amuck amuck" for the caramel crunch topping!
Zombie Brain Frappuccino
Looking to suck down some zombie brains? The answer, according to Instagram user @starbucks5869, is ordering a Matcha Frappuccino with strawberry purée on the bottom and top of the cup.
Not in the mood for food? In addition to hidden menu items, Starbucks is also featuring a full collection of glow-in-the-dark Halloween merchandise, including tumblers and mugs.