If you’re a person of a certain age, then you remember what life was like before you could watch a television show any ol’ time you felt like it – and for a lot of us, Thursday was the best night of the week to settle in front of the tube.
Chandler, Monica, Joey, Ross, Rachel, and Phoebe were a big part of our lives for over a decade, so if you’re someone who will always equate Thursday with the very best television, well, Starbucks has a little something to help you celebrate – a secret, Friends-themed menu.
Okay, okay fine – it’s not one of their official secret menus, but baristas all over the country are sharing their love for Friends and the characters on it by taking the time to craft specific drinks to compliment each one. Photos and posts have been popping up all over social media, leaving many of us to wonder just what we’re missing.
Here’s how to find out for yourself, by making a few simple tweaks to Starbuck’s regular menu offerings.
The Ross is a Flat White, or a Blonde Flat White, which are both “predictable, yet sophisticated” offerings. I’m not sure I would describe Ross as the latter, but I think he thinks he’s the latter, so I suppose that works.
If you want to try a Monica, go for a Nitro Cold Brew or a black coffee with an extra shot of espresso because our girl only has one speed, and it’s constant.
A Joey is either a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino with added White Chocolate Mocha Sauce or a Cap’n Crunk Frappuccino, which is part of Starbucks’ regular “unofficial” menu.
If Chandler is your speed, well, get ready to rev up with a Starbucks Doubleshot or a Salted Caramel Mocha.
Ordering the Phoebe means asking for a Coconutmilk Green Tea Latte, unless it’s fall, when you could go for the simple but true Pumpkin Spice Latte.
And our complicated, high-maintenance girl Rachel is going to need a Caramel Macchiato with added espresso, the iced version of the same drink, or even one “upside down,” which I am genuinely going to try.
One store in Ontario is even touting a “Friends Frappuccino,” which is inspired (according to the store’s manager) by the purple of Monica’s apartment and the iconic orange couch in the coffee shop. As best we can tell, it’s a Raspberry Creme Frappuccino blended with a scoop of dragonfruit and ringed with Pumpkin Sauce.
It really seems like you can’t go wrong – you’ve got an array of Starbuck’s typically delicious drinks to choose from, tweaked so you can pretend your favorite Friend would love to have it with you.
What could be more delicious, or more fun?