Try Ordering Your Next Starbucks Caramel Macchiato 'Upside Down'

Is it possible that our favorite recipes are best enjoyed upside down? Of course, everyone knows how tasty a classic pineapple upside-down cake can be. But that's far from the only way to dine on a delectable food that's gone topsy turvy.

For example, you can bite into upside-down rice by preparing chicken maqluba (per Recipes Are Simple). Or you can turn a traditional burger on its head by cooking up an upside-down hamburger casserole (via Food). In fact, you can even step out of your kitchen and into the nearest Nestle Toll House Cafe to order a bottoms-up milkshake packed with huge cookie crumbs.

And Starbucks also offers its customers an unconventional upside-down treat (via Twitter). Although this off-beat way to sip on a Starbucks favorite is technically on the secret menu, the company itself took to social media to announce that if you love the caramel macchiato, you need to try it upside down.

What exactly is an upside-down caramel macchiato?

Starbucks revealed on Twitter that by ordering your caramel macchiato upside down, you'll get "a little bit of everything mixed into your first sip." The brand explained that asking for a topsy-turvy version of one of its most popular drinks just means it will be made backwards. So, if you order an upside-down caramel macchiato, your barista will start the drink with caramel before adding in espresso, milk, and ice. They will then finish it off with vanilla.

According to Starbucks Melody, the main difference between the upside-down caramel macchiato and the regular version lies in the caramel. The outlet explained that because ordering this drink upside down means the caramel is pumped into the bottom rather than on the top, your macchiato won't have a caramel-filled end. Instead, you'll taste the flavor as soon as you start sipping on your coffee.

While the upside-down caramel macchiato has not reached nearly the same social media fame as the pink drink, it's still popular enough to be the beloved subject of many Starbucks TikTok videos. And if you're now determined to try the upside-down caramel macchiato on your next coffee run, one TikToker recommended adding extra caramel and sweet cream foam to your specialty coffee for an even more sugar-filled taste.