A Starbucks Doubleshot On Ice Is A Perfectly Strong Pick-Me-Up

Part of the fun of visiting Starbucks is the freedom to get super creative with your drinks. No matter what you're craving — whether it's a simple iced peach green tea or a blended Frappuccino with several kinds of syrups and ingredients — you can trust the baristas to hook you up with a nice cup. But for those days when you need a stronger pick-me-up than a mild latte, consider trying a Starbucks doubleshot on ice. That's what Chef Michael Volpatt told Insider was his go-to. "I love Starbucks espresso and order it 'on the rocks.' It's basically just a doubleshot of espresso with ice, but I like ordering it that way because it sounds fancy."

The recipe is extremely simple (and dare we say, it's not something that you'd expect to hear every day at Starbucks): two shots of espresso with a topping of ice. That's it. A doubleshot of Starbucks' signature espresso roast yields around 150mg of caffeine, so this simple drink packs quite a heavy punch of caffeine to kickstart your day.

For espresso purists, keeping it simple without adding sugar or milk is the way to go. But straight espresso might not be everyone's cup of tea (or coffee). Feel free to toss in a sugar packet or two if the bitter taste isn't your thing. However, we have one friendly tip: adding milk would take this doubleshot on ice into latte territory, so you might want to skip out on it and only add sugar.

Is a Starbucks doubleshot a good recipe for coffee tasting?

A doubleshot of espresso can be readily ordered at any one of your local Starbucks. However, while the standard espresso roast offered at these places is passable, it isn't exactly the best. If you're a coffee lover, you probably won't be buying a doubleshot for its taste, but more for its caffeine content.

But that won't be the case if you live close to a Starbucks Reserve coffee bar. These specialized Starbucks locations give you a chance to try some of Starbucks' rarest and finest coffee beans. And what better way to fully embrace the diverse spectrum of flavors and aromas of these special coffee roasts than a cup of freshly brewed espresso? This recipe will allow your chosen roast to shine and allow you to savor the complete range of flavors without any distractions from added sugar or milk.

The one tweak we suggest for this recipe is to skip the ice during the initial tasting. This ensures that there's no dilution that might interfere with the roast's taste. Once you've pinpointed the one roast that you like better than the rest, go ahead and request another cup on ice. It's a twist that will undoubtedly introduce a whole new dimension to your tasting experience.