This secret menu holiday drink is the best of both worlds.

Starbucks' secret menu never disappoints, and this latest item is right up there with the best of them—including the Buddy The Elf and Cindy Lou Who/Grinch Frappuccinos.

The official holiday drink-line up is full of delicious creations like the Chestnut Praline Latte, but the unofficial Peppermint Mocha Cold Brew might be the best one of them all. Peppermint mochas are perfect for the holidays, after all, and who doesn't love cold brew? 

It might not be on the official Starbucks menu, but the good people at Totally The Bomb are here to deliver the recipe for this minty pick-me-up. Jot it down before you head to the 'Bucks because you can't assume baristas know the secret menu items. Explain the recipe for them, and make sure to be nice! Santa is watching, after all. 

The actual recipe is really simple. First, you'll want to order a venti cold brew. Ask for four pumps of mocha and two pumps of peppermint. Then, ask for cold foam with two pumps of peppermint mixed in. This is what makes the drink truly magical. Lastly, you'll want to top the whole thing off with chocolate curls (and mocha drizzle if you've really got a sweet tooth). It's so simple, yet so delicious! 


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I had to try this drink myself, being a massive fan of both peppermint mochas and cold brew (I make my cold brew by the gallon if that tells you anything). It was absolutely perfect, and sure does make for a pretty picture, too!

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Photo by Savannah Mercer

So, what do you think about the Peppermint Mocha Cold Brew? If you try it, share your reactions with us in the comments!