We previously posted about the most expensive drink at Starbucks, when the add-ons added up to $23.60. That was two years ago, and the record went up to $47.30 in 2013.
But now the record has been broken. Andrew Chifari ordered what is now called a “Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino” which would have run $54.75 according to the menu, but he got his free. See, he’s a gold member of the Starbucks loyalty club, which means he gets a free drink about buying twelve. And that goes for “any drink available.”
The key step for Andrew’s world-record run was getting the baristas on his side. He walked up to the counter and laid out his goals. “So, this might sound a little weird, but I saw a video on youtube where a guy orders the most expensive Starbucks drink. I want to beat the record.” The cashier had seen the video, and through math and teamwork they figured out how to make a record-busting drink that would fit in his cup and break the record.
“It took a few minutes to figure out all the math, but in the end, it took about 55 shots to get us over the $50 line, and we just rounded it up to 60 to make it easy,” he explained to Consumerist. Everyone behind the counter seemed to be on board with the plan, and they produced the massive confection in about ten minutes.
Consumerist has more details about what was in that drink, which includes caffeine by the gram. Did it kill him? No, he drank it all, but it took him five days. -via Uproxx
(Image credit: Andrew Chifari)