By Yasmine Cardenas
Typically you go to Starbucks and place your ‘usual’ order, but did you know that Starbucks can make you a drink based on your astrological zodiac sign? Peyton Franco, a Tik Tokker whose account name is @leoasfuq, began a series of Tik Toks of her in a Starbucks drive-thru asking the baristas if they can make a drink based on a specific zodiac sign, in which they eagerly responded- “yes.” Like hundreds of other Tik Tok accounts, Franco’s account is dedicated to creating fun and creative astrology content.
“I get Starbucks almost every day and I relate astrology to my life quite often. One day the idea just popped into my head! I searched everywhere to see if anyone else had done it yet, but I couldn’t find anything,” said Franco. Franco began her “asking a barista to make me a drink that reminds them of a zodiac sign” series the next day.
Here are the drinks that represent all 12 members of the astrological zodiac:
Aries (March 21-April 19): Iced latte with oat milk, two pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup, two pumps of hazelnut syrup and salted cream foam.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): Shaken espresso with two pumps of toffee nut syrup and two pumps of mocha sauce.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): Pink Drink with vanilla sweet cream cold foam, matcha powder and matcha cold foam.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Iced white mocha with oat milk, mocha sauce, whipped cream and mocha drizzle.
Leo (July 23- August 22): Iced green tea lemonade with mango dragon fruit base.
Virgo (August 23- Sept. 22): Shaken espresso with cinnamon dolce syrup.
Libra (Sept. 23- Oct. 22): Strawberry açai lemonade with two pumps of raspberry syrup upside down, kiwi inclusion and two pumps of pineapple ginger syrup.
Scorpio (Oct. 23- Nov. 21): Iced passion tea lemonade with liquid cane sugar and green tea on the bottom.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Iced white mocha with cookie crumble, raspberry syrup and whipped cream.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Iced honey flat with toffee nut syrup, cinnamon powder and whipped cream.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Vanilla bean frappuccino with sweet cream, dragon fruit pieces blended inside and on top with whipped cream.
Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Berry hibiscus lemonade, sub scoop of strawberries for blackberries and strawberry puree. Franco’s favorite was the Aries drink. The Aquarius drink was a close second.
“I’m not sure if that was because it was my first sip of coffee...but wow, that one was good. I am a big iced coffee lover, so I was very excited when I saw them handing me a latte,” said Franco. As for the drink that tastes most like its zodiac sign, Franco believes the Scorpio drink was very accurate.
The Scorpio drink came as a two-layered refresher with passion tea and green tea, both with bold flavors. Though the first sip was quite bitter, it became a sweet refreshing drink once mixed. It’s similar to the water signs’ hard exterior, yet kind and sensitive nature that blooms once they’re comfortable with you.
“I feel like this drink gave me the whole Scorpio experience,” said Franco. Now whether you believe in astrology or not, but you have to admit that this is a creative way to order drinks. Maybe next time you’re at Starbucks you’ll give your sign’s drink a try, or any of the other 11 signs!