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Can this "Secret" Starbucks Drink Really Make You Feel Better?

Well, this isn’t the first time the power of the super fan has been the driving force behind an addition to a brand’s line-up. Earlier this year, Cinnamon Frosted Flakes became a thing because customers wanted it and weren't shy about it. And now, a drink off the Starbucks “secret menu” is not only not a secret anymore, it’s legit on the menu. That’s right, the Medicine Ball (a.k.a. the Cold Buster) officially has a recipe and ringing code, so you are free to order with confidence from your friendly barista.

Long hailed as a the antidote to general cold and flu crumminess, this hot drink is a Venti cup full of soothing flavors: one bag of Jade Citrus Mint Tea and one bag of Peach Tranquility Tea, filled halfway up with hot water and half steamed lemonade, a little honey, and an optional pump of peppermint. And, well, let's let the people tell the story…

But just in case you’re too far gone for even a Starbucks run, here are a few recipes that will surely take the edge off:

Haldi Ka Doodh (Hot Turmeric Milk)


Haldi Ka Doodh (Hot Turmeric Milk) | Photo by Buckwheat Queen



About Mackenzie Schieck

Writer and photographer obsessed with lattes, Mexican food, and stuff that’s funny.