My day always starts out the same way: Starbucks. No matter what time I get up, the first thing I do is get in my car and head over to my favorite drive thru Starbucks and order a Venti Iced Coffee with three equals. No matter where I’m going, I drive out of my way to go to my favorite Starbucks, where, like Cheers, everybody knows my name…and my coffee!(A little shout out to the folks at the 80th and Keystone Starbucks in Indianapolis! Love you guys!) Being that Starbucks is such an important part of my life, I wanted to include it in my book The Before Now and After Then, to pay homage to something that has become a daily staple in many of our lives.
Since I work every day with teenagers, the coffee table in my office is often littered with plastic Starbucks cups of Frappuccinos. Started several years ago, I noticed when I asked some of these clients what they were drinking they would tell me the name of a drink I had never heard of, only to explain that it was a “hidden menu Starbucks drink”. I became intrigued with this idea of hidden menu drinks and wondered if it were true, so I asked the baristas I knew and they said that it was in fact true. They would make any drink as long as you knew what went into it. I loved this idea and had to include it in my book.
Since that time, I’ve researched and found no less than 200 hidden menu Starbucks drinks. Some of my favorites are:
Pumpkin Pie Frappuccino
Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino
Green Dream Frappuccino
Kit Kat Frappuccino
Cotton Candy Frappuccino
Red Velvet Frappuccino
Fruit Roll Up Refresher
Captain Crunch Frappuccino
Obviously I don’t want to ruin my book for you and explain how I use the Starbucks hidden menu Frappuccinos as a flirtation technique, but needless to say, Starbucks can be used for much more than a wake up call! (The Before Now and After Then is a young adult book so close your filthy minds. The flirtation is innocent! Haha!)
1. Follow me on Twitter and my Facebook page:
2. Take a picture of you holding your favorite Starbucks drink and either: Post it on Instagram with the hashtag #TBNAT,
post it on my my Facebook Fan page, email it to me or Tweet it to me! Pretty simple!
Contest Ends October 5th at 6pm. All entrants must be willing for me to use their photo and release their name on my website.
1. A $15 Starbucks Gift Card
2. Your picture with your drink on my website!
Pretty easy, right? And make sure to check out my book The Before Now and After Then