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15 Starbucks Mint Drinks for Ultimate Year-round Refreshment

It’s super easy to order a Starbucks mint-flavored drink during any season of the year, whether that’s a peppermint-based chocolate drink or a warm and comforting mint tea.

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When people think of mint drinks, they usually think of holiday peppermint drinks that they can only get during the winter months. However, when it comes to Starbucks mint drinks, not only do you have a range of options, but you also have the ability to order them any time of the year.

So, if you often have cravings for a cool minty beverage, don’t worry about having to wait for the holidays to hit. Instead, stop by your nearest Starbucks cafe and order one of the delicious drink options we have listed below.

Starbucks Mint Drinks

Starbucks Mint Drinks

Without much delay, here are some of our favorite mint drink creations that you can order at Starbucks. Most of these can be purchased year-round, although there are a few customizations that you might have to wait on for when the appropriate seasons hit.

Menu-Item Minty Beverages

The first few picks are drinks that are already on the Starbucks menu. Simply ask for one of these tasty creations and you’re good to go!

Peppermint Mocha

Though the classic Peppermint Mocha is a staple during the holiday season, Starbucks actually carries their peppermint syrup all year long so you can get this whenever you want. The only thing that makes this iconic drink different when winter comes around is the addition of dark chocolate curls on top.

However, the base drink with peppermint syrup, sweet mocha sauce, espresso, milk, and whipped cream is the same no matter what time. You can get this hot or iced, and we have to admit it’s amazing either way.

Bottled Tea
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Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha

Of course, if you are more of a white chocolate fan compared to traditional chocolate, you can also always order the Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha. Just like the popular drink above, this is made with peppermint syrup, espresso, milk, and whipped cream.

Instead of the regular mocha sauce, you get a white chocolate mocha sauce that’s just as sweet and rich. Once again, when Christmastime comes around, dark chocolate curls are sprinkled on the whipped cream for an even more decadent drink.

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Maybe you want the yummy taste of a peppermint mocha but you don’t want the added caffeine. That’s where the Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate comes in. This consists of the same ingredients, it just isn’t an espresso-based drink.

Plus, you can also get this one as a Peppermint White Hot Chocolate. The peppermint-flavored hot chocolates also get the finishing touch of the dark chocolate curls once the cooler weather hits, so you won’t miss out with this caffeine-free peppermint drink.

Green Tea
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Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino

For a more dessert-based version of these drinks, the Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino is not one to pass up. This takes peppermint syrup, mocha sauce, milk, Frappuccino Roast, and ice and blends it all together into a scrumptious masterpiece.

On top you get a nice layer of whipped cream, as well as dark chocolate curls during the winter season. If you still prefer lighter chocolate, don’t worry because you can also get this frozen beverage made with white chocolate mocha.

Mint Majesty Tea

Taking a bit of a turn from the chocolatey drinks and the peppermint flavor, the Mint Majesty Tea is a different type of mint drink available at Starbucks. While this is a hot tea that’s made with a blend of mint and lemon verbena, it’s also a pretty refreshing drink option that’s caffeine-free and contains no sugar.

However, you could always add a bit of sweetener or honey to take things up a notch if you’d prefer not to drink your tea straight.

Honey Citrus Mint Tea

Speaking of adding honey to tea, the Honey Citrus Mint Tea is another great warm and comforting hot drink option. This was actually a customer creation that became so popular, that Starbucks just had to add it to the menu.

It actually consists of two tea bags: the Jade Citrus Mint Green Tea and the Peach Tranquility Herbal Tea. Moreover, it’s also made with half hot water and half steamed lemonade, as well as a touch of honey, for a cozy drink that really awakens the senses.

Black Tea
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Chocolate Java Mint Frappuccino

The last of the menu-item minty drinks at Starbucks is actually a newer one that seems to be a summer seasonal option. However, it was so tasty we had to include it on this list. The Chocolate Java Mint Frappuccino is very reminiscent of chocolate mint candies.

It’s actually made with a specialty white chocolate mint sauce, Frappuccino Roast, java chips, milk, and ice. Once it’s all blended together, you get some yummy toppings of chocolate drizzle, whipped cream, and chocolate mint cookie crumble.

Non-Menu Minty Beverages

Moving onto some mint drinks that aren’t automatically on the Starbucks menu, you can still easily order these with some simple customizations which we have listed below.

Peppermint Bark Frappuccino

If you can’t decide between a regular Starbucks chocolate mint frappuccino and a white mocha one, don’t worry because the easiest way to solve that is by getting a Peppermint Bark Frappuccino. This customer creation is a Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino made with half mocha sauce and half white mocha sauce.

Also blended in is a milk of your choice, Frappuccino Roast, peppermint syrup, and ice. Get some whipped cream on top and you have yourself a treat!

Peppermint Pow Frappuccino

Consisting of a rather interesting combination is the Peppermint Pow Frappuccino. To get this drink, order a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino and ask to add some peppermint syrup to the mix as well as a couple of scoops of matcha powder.

On top of the green-colored blended beverage is a delicious layer of whipped cream. As unique as it sounds, we promise it’s worth a try.

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Peppermint Chocolate Chip Frappuccino

Sort of similar to the seasonal Chocolate Java Mint Frappuccino is the Peppermint Chocolate Chip Frappuccino. Except, instead of a white chocolate mint-based drink, this is a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino that’s got peppermint syrup and java chips blended in.

Add some whipped cream to the top of your tasty treat and even some yummy dark chocolate curls if you’re ordering around Christmastime.

Lucky Leprechaun Frappuccino

Next up is the Lucky Leprechaun Frappuccino, which you might have heard of if you’re used to customer creations at Starbucks. This is actually a Matcha Crème Frappuccino that’s been blended with peppermint syrup and java chips.

To go alongside this St. Patty’s Day green drink, you have a delicious helping of whipped cream on top, which you could even add more java chips to if you desired.

Chinese New Year Candy Frappuccino

If you’re familiar with Chinese New Year candy, you know that they’re iconically wrapped in red and gold and taste deliciously of strawberry flavor. The creation of the Chinese New Year Candy Frappuccino comes from these delicious sweets.

To get it, order a Strawberries and Crème Frappuccino with a bit of classic syrup and a bit of peppermint syrup added to the mix. This drink is not only reminiscent of the themed candy, but it’s also a sweet and refreshing option for warmer months.

Shamrock Frappuccino

Shamrock shakes are pretty popular everywhere, but the Shamrock Frappuccino is maybe the most tasty variation. Order your own at Starbucks by starting with a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino and adding both peppermint syrup as well as a pump or so of classic syrup.

To get that green color in this fun drink, add a couple of scoops of matcha green tea powder and then top it off with some decadent whipped cream.

Mint White Chocolate Crumble Frappuccino

The Mint White Chocolate Crumble Frappuccino is another drink creation that sort of resembles the Chocolate Java Mint Frappuccino we mentioned earlier. While this is made with a regular White Mocha Frappuccino that’s got the addition of peppermint syrup, it honestly isn’t too far from the taste.

However, you’ll also want to ask for a scoop of matcha powder, which definitely makes this one a bit different than that drink. To make this a crunchy beverage, ask for java chips to be blended in and for a bit of cookie crumble on top of your whipped cream.

Candy Cane Frappuccino

The last option on our list is the Candy Cane Frappuccino, which is another perfect winter drink that can be ordered year-round. This is a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino that’s been blended with peppermint syrup. Sweet, minty, decadent, and refreshingly cool all in one!

Plus, on top of the whipped cream, get some white chocolate mocha sauce drizzled on for an even richer and tastier minty drink customization.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Now that you’ve gone through our all-encompassing list of peppermint-flavored drink options available to order at Starbucks, here are a few questions that you may have regarding the cool and tasty beverages.

Does Starbucks Have Mint Year Round?

As we talked about a bit earlier, yes, Starbucks does carry their peppermint syrup all year long. This means that you can have a nice minty addition to any drink of your choice whenever you want. This also means that the decadent Peppermint Mocha is not just limited to the winter season.

What Starbucks Drink Tastes Like Andes Mint?

The new Chocolate Java Mint Frappuccino is actually one that’s been said to taste a lot like the infamous Andes Mint chocolate candies. So, if that’s the type of flavor you’re craving, we’d recommend ordering that drink when it comes around during summertime.

Does Starbucks Have Mint Cold Foam?

While it may not technically be on the menu, it’s super easy to order any flavored foam you’d like. This even includes a peppermint cold foam! Just ask for a Sweet Cream Cold Foam that’s been blended with some pumps of peppermint syrup. Plus, we think it sounds like a pretty good idea to add this to any latte or cold brew for a nice minty addition.

Wrapping Up

All-in-all, it’s pretty easy to spice up (or should we say cool down) any of your favorite drinks during any time of the year. Since Starbucks has its peppermint syrup permanently on the menu, you can always order the fan-favorite Peppermint Mocha or even a creation of your own.

Plus, there are also some pretty delicious hot mint teas if that’s the type of drink you’re going for instead. Whatever you’re craving, we hope this list helped to give you some tasty ideas!

Happy Caffeinating!

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