We all know caffeine is a CHAARG girl’s best friend ; ) + frequent trips to the coffee shop are a given. But sometimes plain ol’ lattes are a little lackluster + it can be hard to stray from your usual without knowing what else to try. So we’ve put together a list of our favorite CHAARG approved coffee drinks from Starbucks to spice up your week [including our infamous *CHAARG ups* of course!].
THE CHAARG UP //
Get a little extra boost in the AM [or PM ; )] with our signature espresso drinks! These both have three shots in a grande, so you’ll be sure to be CHAARGed UP. In the hot CHAARG UP, the added steamed 2% adds the perfect amount of creaminess. In the cold CHAARG UP, make sure to get caramel drizzle instead of caramel syrup. I guarantee you’ll love these drinks… + become addicted [like us!]. #CHAARGUP
Hot — Caramel Americano with steamed 2% on top
Cold — Starbucks Doubleshot [this is a drink that’s not on the menu anymore — they will think you really know your stuff ; )] with caramel drizzle
Feelin’ like something a little spicy + sweet? Starbucks usually uses vanilla soy which adds just a little extra flavor + it’s SO GOOD! + of course we need a little caffeine in there ; ) Not feeling the dairy? Just go for a Chai Tea – the Tazo tea bags they use are great!
PEACH GREEN TEA LEMONADE //
Need something cool + refreshing? The Teavana Shaken teas are AMAZING + perfect for a warm summer day. This one is peachy + perfect, but they also have regular green + black teas!
++ for all my chocoholics out there – if you haven’t had the skinny café mocha, DO IT. I like mine with Soy or 2% [it’s usually a treat for me!] + a little whip never hurt anyone ; ). This is perfect iced or hot!
SUGAR FREE HAZELNUT ICED LATTE //
Looking for something with less sugar? Hazelnut is my favorite sugar free flavor [they also do caramel, vanilla, + cinnamon dolce] + I drink it with soy or skim! Worried about ingredients in SF syrups? In all honesty, the regular + SF syrups have close to the same ingredients, so it’s really just a flavor preference.
If you’re hanging out on a study date, or just doing a little people watching – I love sitting + sipping on a plain old cappuccino. I love how creamy they are! So simple – so good.
What are your favorite Starbucks drinks? Let us know — we’re always looking to try something new! [By the way, so curious if any of you guys have tried anything on the *secret menu* — if you have, let us know what you think!].
Alexa, RD [@lexx_inchaarg], VirtCHAARG Girl from Cincy