After a short three months the record for the most expensive Starbucks drink has finally been broken. Weighing in at 128 oz, the Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino clocks in at $54.75, dethroning the $47.30 Quadriginoctuple Frap.
The drink was purchased in Texas by a smart dude named Andrew. You see Andrew ordered this crazy ass drink knowing that he wouldn't have to pay a single cent. As a Gold Member of Starbucks' loyalty program Andrew gets one free drink for every 12 transactions, and he happened to have a free drink reward to use up for the special occasion. As a fellow rewards member I tend to use those rewards on the most expensive drink on the menu, but this guy took it to another level. Oh, and Starbucks is none too pleased that their rewards system was used this way.
Andrew didn't want to just break the record, he wanted to create something delicious that was drinkable. After strategizing with the baristas on what to put in the drink that would keep the flavors edible while also fitting in his glass a plan was formulated. Instead of adding bananas and various powders to rack up the price Andrew decided to stack up on espresso shots to get the drink past the $50 mark, 60 shots to be exact. The drink was made up of a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with 60 shots, protein powder, mocha, white mocha, mocha drizzle, caramel drizzle, hazelnut drizzle, and topped with whipped cream.
Of course with that many shots the caffeine levels in that monster of a drink wouldn't exactly be safe to drink in one sitting. Caffeine Informer estimates the drink had over 10 times the amount of caffeine considered safe for daily consumption. Andrew drank about a third of the drink and finally polished it off after five days.