The Lemony In-N-Out Secret Menu Drink You Need To Know

The thought of having a special favorite only you and a select few know about is half the fun of "secret menus." There's nothing quite like them in the restaurant world. While secret menus aren't technically a real thing — there's no code word or subtle handshake that's going to result in a waiter pulling a different menu out from behind the counter just for your eyes (via Thrillist). There are certain modifications and recipes that customers have created over the years, and for the most part, if you know how to order what you're looking for, you'll be able to get it.

It usually comes down to asking your waiter or the person that's taking your order for the "secret item" by ordering what you want in a way that they can ring it up in their system. At least this is how it works at places like Dunkin' or Starbucks. However, In-N-Out actually has a "Not So Secret Menu" on their website with all of the "secret" items. There, the company shares, "In reality, we don't have any secrets at all. It's just the way some of our customers like their burgers prepared." Despite the transparency, there's always new concoctions people are dreaming up — and boy do we have a good one for you to try. If you're a fan of lemon drinks, you'll have to give this one a go.

Next time you're at In-N-Out try the "Lemon Up"

The great thing about this secret item is that it doesn't require any special service from the kitchen, so you can actually prepare it yourself. According to Eat This, Not That!, the Lemon Up is a combination of the burger joint's pink lemonade and classic 7Up soda. "On this one, try 80% lemonade, 20% 7Up—just enough to give it a little bubble," the article advises. Other classic "secret items" from the In-N-Out menu include the "Animal Style" burger and the grilled cheese — with either option seeming like the perfect meal to eat along with your Lemon Up.

If you're digging the secret drink trend, you might also enjoy the In-N-Out Arnold Palmer, Neapolitan Shake, Root Beer floats, or even a large or extra large shake. While it's definitely worth circling through all of them at least once — any excuse to grab a burger for lunch or dinner seems like pretty solid reasoning — the Lemon Up is a great first choice. Because you can make it yourself at the drink station, it's an easy and delicious step into the world of secret menus.