The Starbucks Secret Menu Item That's Literally 'Fall In A Cup'

For most coffee drinkers and Starbucks goers, the arrival of fall means one thing: the return of the iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte. Starbucks launched its fall menu in August and with it, the PSL was back to spread a little bit of fall cheer in everyone's lives for the 19th year. With that, returned the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew as well as an all-new oat milk-based Apple Crisp Macchiato and a whole lot of pumpkin-flavored baked goodies.

But serious Starbucks fans know that this isn't where Starbucks' fall season ends. The launch of the coffee chain's fall menu means another thing: access to the coffee shop's fall secret menu. Now that Starbucks chains across the country are equipped with all the fall essentials — pumpkin pie spices, pumpkin sauces, and all other autumnal flavors — they have all the ingredients to make your favorite drink from its seasonal secret menu.

Amongst all the not-so-confidential drinks is one particular drink that is quite literally dubbed "fall in a cup" (via Taste Of Home). Thankfully, you can easily order it with a couple of modifications.

How to order 'fall in a cup'

If you're satisfied with the usual Starbucks fall menu, chances are you've yet to be introduced to all the treasures sitting on the chain's seasonal secret menu. For Harry Potter fans, there's a Harry Potter's Pumpkin Juice, made from apple juice and pumpkin spice sauce (via Starbucks Secret Menu). There's also the Pumpkin Pie Frappuccino, made by adding a whole lot of cinnamon to a regular PSL. But for a sweet beverage that actually tastes like fall, you'll want to follow these instructions closely.

According to Taste Of Home, you should begin with a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino and to that, add caramel syrup and chai syrup. For a tall version, that's one and a half pumps of caramel and one of chai. For a grande, you'll want two pumps of caramel and one and a half of chai. A venti will require three pumps of caramel and two of chai. Ask your barista to finish off your drink with a swirl of whipped cream, a sprinkle of pumpkin powder, and a drizzle of caramel, and voila! You have yourself the secret "fall in a cup" drink that lives up to its name.

For a caffeine-free drink from Starbucks' secret fall menu, you may also want to try a Pumpkin Hot Chocolate, made of a couple of extra pumps of pumpkin syrup in your usual cup of hot chocolate (per Glamour).