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.
Legend has it that the Medicine Ball can help ease the pain when feeling under the weather or having a sore throat. Order one venti hot tea with: • 1 bag of Mint Majesty • 1 bag of Peach Tranquility • 2 bags of honey • half water half steamed lemonade. Regram: @starbucksbri100 #StarbucksMedicineBall #ColdBuster #SickTea #BaristaCreations
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…
Just got the Medicine Ball tea from Starbucks .... omg... pic.twitter.com/gm0ozUUrc1— Kiwi (@KeiStone32) March 14, 2017
Omg if you're sick and dying get the Cold Buster from Starbucks 🤗 LIFECHANGING— Steph (@_st3phh_) February 11, 2017
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: