My dad is an avid Starbucks goer. And a gold rewards member who racks up some serious points. Often times when I go home there are several free drink coupons waiting on the counter for the taking. My dad gives the coupons freely with the caveat that I get his money's worth. And I think I found my perfect drink to maximize the freebie. How does a nearly $10 frappuccino sound to you?...
Here's the order: a Venti Quad Mint Mocha Frappuccino.
Base Venti Frappucino price: $5.25
Add four shots of espresso: $3.00
Plus mint syrup: $.50
Now you have an $8.75 drink plus tax bringing your total to $9.53. Not quite as much as this $20.65 drink that involves 22 shots and a pump of every flavor of syrup, but then again you might actually want to drink it. The four shots of espresso tones down the sweetness of the frappucino and expands the drink volume a good deal and the Park Slope Starbucks very nicely gave me the extra beverage in a grande cup (it was about 2/3s full). You'd better believe I'll be ordering this again.