Aries (March 21 – April 19): Pink Drink
The Pink Drink — the viral “secret menu” sensation from a few years ago that got so popular, Starbucks eventually put it on the official menu — is called the Strawberry Coconut Drink. No, really—the version of this graphic posted on the Starbucks Canada Instagram features the “Strawberry Coconut Drink” in place of the Pink Drink. Either way, if you order it, you’ll get a mix of Strawberry Acai Refresher and coconutmilk.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte
While Green Tea isn’t everyone’s go-to flavour of food or drink, something about the combo of matcha and milk over ice is just refreshing to the palette, and something everyone should be enticed to try even just once.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Americano
Hot or iced, an Americano is hard to beat for a sip-able caffeine fix. When espresso is topped off with hot water, it makes a light layer of crema, giving you a rich, creamy drink without the steamed milk you find in, say, a latte.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Honey Citrus Mint Tea
The Honey Citrus Mint Tea is also known as Medicine Ball Tea which is a soothing beverage take on the same path as the Pink Drink: Once a “secret menu” item achievable only if you ordered the right customisations, it’s now an official part of the Starbucks menu. A combination of Jade Citrus Mint Green Tea, Peach Tranquility Herbal Tea, hot water, steamed lemonade, and honey, it’s what many people swear by when they’re not feeling well — or just when they need a bit of a coffee-free pick-me-up.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Iced Passion Tango Tea
This Iced Passion Tango Tea is described by Starbucks online as “Our blend of hibiscus, lemongrass and apple is lightly sweetened and hand shaken with ice for a refreshingly vibrant tea.”
This blend of hibiscus, lemongrass, and apple is as bright and colourful as it is refreshing, especially during the warmer months.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): Iced Caramel Macchiato
Starbucks’ caramel macchiato is a little different than a traditional latte macchiato is — usually, a latte macchiato is mostly steamed milk and foam with a half shot of espresso, according to Craft sense, while a Starbucks one involves much more sweetness in the form of flavoured syrups — but the Starbucks combo of milk, espresso, vanilla syrup, and caramel sauce.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): Flat White
Although exactly what a “flat white” is can vary depending on who you are and where you are, Starbucks’ version uses two ristretto shots — basically small, super concentrated espresso shots — and a ton of microfoam, poured such that there’s a little dot of steamed milk in the middle of the drink. It’s perfect who like their espresso drinks to taste like actual espresso.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Espresso Shot
Starbucks Espresso Roast is a popular, rich and caramel-y sweet, Espresso Roast and is typically roasted dark in order to maximise the intensity of its blend. Since 1975, Espresso Roast has been the rich and roasted signature of all Starbucks espresso coffee drinks and continues to be one of the most popular menu items to date.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Mango Dragonfruit Starbucks Refresher
Starbucks also has a number of refreshments that aren’t your standard tea or coffee-based beverages. This particular drink, the Mango Dragonfruit Starbucks Refresher mixes the sweet, fruitiness of mango and dragonfruit together and puts it on ice; diced dragonfruit adds the finishing touch.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Cold Brew
Starbucks officially introduced cold brew to the full, permanent menu in 2015 after a lengthy testing phase, and iced coffee lovers haven’t looked back since. Steeped for 20 hours, the traditional Starbucks cold brew has great depth of flavour.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Blonde Latte
Starbucks’ standard roasts, both for regular coffee and for espresso tend to be on the darker side, so in 2012, the company introduced its “blonde roast” coffee which is a new, lighter and more mellow alternative to the classic roast and it has since become a favourite of many. In fact, a blonde roast espresso was subsequently added to the menu in early 2018. Combine that blonde espresso with steamed milk and creamy foam, making a new blonde latte.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Java Chip Frappuccino
According to the Starbucks website, they typically “blend mocha sauce and Frappuccino chips with coffee and milk and ice, then top with whipped cream and mocha drizzle to bring you endless java joy.”