We Tried the Starbucks Secret Menu Taylor Swift-Inspired “Shake It Off” Espresso

Starbucks Shake It Off Espresso

Attention Starbucks lovers: in celebration of Taylor Swift’s latest re-recording of her 1989 (Taylor’s Version) album, there’s a new secret menu drink order making the rounds: the “Shake It Off” Iced Shaken Espresso. Naturally, we had to try it for ourselves to see if it lives up to the iconic song’s reputation… look what you made us do! Read on for everything to know about this new secret menu item, plus our honest review.


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What is the “Shake It Off” Iced Shaken Espresso?

The Taylor Swift 1989-inspired “Shake It Off” Starbucks drink consists of an Iced Shaken Espresso with three pumps of Brown Sugar Syrup substituted in for Classic Syrup, then topped with Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam and Caramel Drizzle.

What does the “Shake It Off” Iced Shaken Espresso taste like?

Let’s fast forward to 300 takeout coffees later, shall we? If you’re a fan of Caramel Macchiatos or Brown Sugar Shaken Espressos, this drink will be right up your alley. It’s an enchanting blend of familiar Starbucks flavours we know and love all too well, but the combination just hits different! With all of the additions made to the Iced Shaken Espresso, this drink is definitely on the sweeter side, so we recommend asking for just one or two pumps of the Brown Sugar Syrup if you prefer your drinks less sweet.

Overall, if you’re a Swiftie or just want a new twist on your favourite Iced Shaken Espresso, this drink is worth a try. Bonus points if you listen to “Shake It Off (Taylor’s Version)” while sipping on your bevy.

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Where can I get the “Shake It Off” Iced Shaken Espresso?

Since this drink is just a simple customization on the Iced Shaken Espresso, you can get it at any Starbucks location. We have a feeling most locations won’t be familiar with the term “Shake It Off” Iced Shaken Espresso, so your best bet is to order the drink as listed above.

How much is the “Shake It Off” Iced Shaken Espresso?

A grande “Shake It Off” Iced Shaken Espresso will set you back around $7, depending on your region.

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Did Taylor Swift collab with Starbucks?

Taylor has collaborated with Starbucks in the past, specifically for the Red (Taylor’s Version) album release which coincided with Starbucks releasing their red cups for the holiday season. Fans were able to order “Taylor’s Version” and receive Taylor’s favourite drink, the Grande Caramel Nonfat Latte. However, the “Shake It Off” Iced Shaken Espresso is not an official collaboration — this delightful creation is the result of a creative Starbucks team in Disney Springs. To celebrate the Eras tour, they released 10 different Taylor Swift Eras-themed drinks, one for each era. Other drinks included the Lavender Haze Iced Tea (in celebration of Midnights), the Dragon Drink with Cold Foam (in celebration of Speak Now) and more fun spins on classic Starbucks drinks.

What is Taylor Swift’s favourite Starbucks order?

Taylor’s go-to Starbucks drink is a Grande Caramel Nonfat Latte, but she’s also expressed her love for Pumpkin Spice Lattes in the fall. A classic that never goes out of style!

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