Ah, fall. The time of the year where you can’t decide if you should be enjoying all things pumpkin or starting your Christmas shopping list.
Starbucks fans know that feeling. And they’ve created a blissfully-blended “secret menu” drink inspired by the movie that cinematically rolls Halloween into Christmas.
Inspired by “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the buzz around the Jack Skellington frappuccino seems to have originated at the blog Totally the Bomb. The blog describes it as “a little dirty, a little bit King of the Pumpkin Patch and a little bit Christmas Town cold.”
Behold this coffee concoction as Photoshopped into Jack’s skeletal grasp by Instagram user @hate2camp.
This beverage is not an official Starbucks coffee drink. So if you ask a barista to make you a Jack Skellington frappuccino, they will probably not know what you’re talking about. Instead, Totally the Bomb says to include your specifications while ordering.
Ask for a single-shot pumpkin spice frappuccino with chai syrup, mocha drizzle on the inside of the cup, topped with whipped cream and java chips.
Check out the process in this TikTok video posted by @romansempire:
“Once you hear the ingredients list, you’ll realize the name is pretty genius,” Delish points out. “Like the movie our dear friend Jack is from (‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’), this drink is a mix of fall (pumpkin spice) and winter (mocha, chai).”
That single shot of espresso makes the drink “dirty,” too. Here comes Hallowmas in a cup!
Here’s another shot of the spooky seasonal drink, shared on Twitter by @TribianiRamoray (though this version of the drink doesn’t have the java chips, which symbolize Jack Skellington’s stark black features against the white whipped cream).
— Nathan James (@TribianiRamoray) September 29, 2019
Prefer your Jack Skellington hot? Order a dirty chai with pumpkin syrup, topped with whipped cream and java chips.
If you’re more of a fan of Sally, Jack’s love interest in the film, Sally has a “secret menu” frappuccino, too! It’s made from a vanilla bean frappuccino blended with matcha powder, strawberry puree and caramel drizzle.
If neither of those drinks are your style, there’s also the Cinderella latte, which substitutes some of the pumpkin spice syrup in a pumpkin spice latte with white mocha syrup.
And Starbucks might release an official Halloween drink closer to the holiday, as they did one year with Witch’s Brew!
Time to get your Sandy Claws on one of these immediately! ‘Tis the season.