Mint drinks are especially popular at coffee shops like Starbucks during the holidays.
However, just because peppermint is often associated with the holiday season does not mean you should not enjoy this fresh and delicious flavor all year. You can order mint drinks like coffees and teas at Starbucks for a cool splash of refreshing deliciousness at any time!
So, if you are a fan of fresh coffee, premium tea, creamy frappuccinos, and minty flavors, keep reading to learn everything you need to know about ordering your favorite peppemint drinks from Starbucks.
How to Order Mint Drinks at Starbucks
Mint can stunningly compliment coffee, tea, milky drinks, and other beverages with its cooling bright flavor notes and sweet undertones.
Not only is peppermint the perfect way to chill out your palate, but it subtly accents the bitter nuances of coffee to create a smoother taste with less bitterness.
Creamy mint flavors and mint chocolate combos are ideal for people who like things slightly sweet with cooling complexity.
What to Love About Peppermint Drinks at Starbucks
One great thing about Starbucks mint teas, lattes, frappuccinos, steamers, and coffees is their excellent integration of balancing mint flavors.
The blending of peppermint into a drink can elevate its taste and add a cooling and slightly sweet effect.
Plus, adding mint significantly reduces bitter nuances and improves the aftertaste of coffee for a smooth finish with reduced astringency.
How Mint is Added to Drinks at Starbucks
Mint flavors are included to Starbucks drinks by adding pumps of peppermint-flavored syrup. Just like the other Starbucks syrup flavors it’s made with sugar, water, and natural flavorings.
In addition to the peppermint syrup flavored drinks, there are brewed hot teas that contain peppermint or spearmint leaves.
Some drinks come with peppermint syrup by deafult, but you can also request additional pumps of the syrup in virtually any Starbucks beverage. In minty drinks like the peppermint mocha or the peppermint mocha frappuccino, this syrup is already included.
One great thing is that the Starbucks peppermint syrup is refreshing and bright without being overly sweet or mentholated.
Starbucks Mint Teas, Steamers, and Cocoas
If you love the flavor of mint but are trying to reduce your caffeine intake, there are plenty of delicious mint teas available at Starbucks.
Honey Citrus Mint Tea, and Jade Citrus Mint Teas are both popular options at Starbucks currently. These teas are herbal and complex, with a rejuvenating effect and a cool aftertaste.
Starbucks also offers delicious hot chocolate and steamers that can be enhanced with mint syrup.
My Favorite Starbucks Mint Drinks
Now, here are some of the best Starbucks mint drinks to try the next time you are in the mood for something cool, creamy, sweet, or refreshing!
1. Peppermint Mocha (Hot & Iced)
The Starbucks Peppermint Mocha has been available for over 20 years and it’s still a very popular choice. This rich and full-bodied espresso-based drink is especially favored during the holidays!
The Peppermint Mocha can be ordered iced or hot. Both hot and cold mint mocha drinks are slightly sweet and creamy with a tingly and cool peppermint finish!
An iced Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks contains espresso and milk, is poured over ice, then topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate curls.
A hot Peppermint Mocha is made with Starbucks espresso, steamed milk, sweet mocha sauce, and peppermint-flavored syrup. This hot drink can also be topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls.
2. Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino
Have you been craving something sweet, decadent, and invigorating?
The Starbucks peppermint mocha frappuccino is perfect for people who love creamy blended coffee drinks. It combines delectable Frappuccino Roast coffee, mocha sauce, peppermint-flavored syrup, milk, and ice in one icy and velvety beverage.
This frappuccino is also topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls!
If you are a frappucino fan, I recommend that you also check out my guide with the best Strawberry drinks available at Starbucks for many more sweet and creamy options.
3. Honey Citrus Mint Tea
Soothe your soul and invigorate your taste buds with the peaceful tranquility of this citrus mint tea at Starbucks. Also called Medicine Ball, the Honey Citrus Mint Tea is my favorite Starbucks tea for sore throat and colds.
It’s a herbal tea that blends Jade Citrus Mint green tea, Peach Tranquility herbal tea, hot water, steamed lemonade, and just a touch of honey.
These ingredients mingle together for a comforting and soothing effect inside and out!
4. Peppermint Hot Chocolate
When you are looking at Starbucks chocolate drinks, the Peppermint Hot Chocolate is definitely one of my favorites!
Looking for something to order for your kids at Starbucks? The Peppermint Hot Chocolate is and easy caffeine-free option that they will love for sure.
This is a creamy and refreshing choice for all people who want to avoid coffee.
5. Peppermint Toasted White Chocolate Mocha
The Peppermint Toasted White Chocolate Mocha is only available seasonally at Starbucks. However, you can order this drink by asking for a white chocolate mocha with peppermint syrup and whipped cream added!
During the holidays, this drink is usually topped with whipped cream, festive holiday sugar sparkles, and crunchy white pearls for a savory and merry treat. The Peppermint Toasted White Chocolate Mocha is a creamy and delicious way to wake up your taste buds with sweet flavors and just the right amount of coffee.
6. Peppermint Latte
Peppermint lattes are a refreshing favorite at Starbucks!
To order a Peppermint Latte, just ask for a latte in your preferred size with peppermint. You can ask for one, two, three, or four pumps of syrup depending on how sweet you want your drink.
7. Mint Majesty
The Mint Majesty tea implements Lemon Verbena and mint flavors for a stimulating hot tea that is super refreshing.
It is entirely caffeine free. So if you love herbal tea blends and are avoiding caffeine, this is a great option to try.
8. Peppermint Mocha Crème Frappuccino
Another popular classic, the peppermint mocha crème frappuccino is a blended beverage made with whole milk, peppermint flavored syrup, ice, mocha sauce, and whipped cream.
This beverage is a crème, meaning it does not contain any coffee. This makes it great for kids or adults.
However, the Starbucks Mocha syrup does have very small amount of caffeine but it’s not enough to make you child hyper.
9. Jade Citrus Mint Tea
One of the most popular teas at Starbucks, this drink contains lemon verbena, lemongrass, green tea, and just a hint of spearmint for a bright, citrusy, and refreshing experience.
If you love green tea, this is a good prospect to order!
10. Peppermint Iced Coffee
Last but not least is the Starbucks peppermint iced coffee. To order this drink, just ask for an iced coffee with peppermint added!
This drink will contain freshly brewed Starbucks iced coffee served chilled and sweetened over ice. Then, peppermint syrup is added for an invigorating and refreshing lift to your day.
The Peppermint Iced Coffee is a great option if you love minty flavors but are trying to steer clear of dairy and extra calories.
Final Thoughts on Peppermint Drinks at Starbucks
Starbucks peppermint coffee drinks can give you an invigorating boost when you need it most. What a perfect way to tantalize your palate and invigorate your morning.
In addition the minty teas are soothing and rejuvenating options that make wonders for a sore throat or cough.
With so many delicious options available, there are mint drinks for everyone to fall in love with at Starbucks!