I feel like Starbucks is expensive enough without people figuring out ways to make it MORE expensive . . . but here ya go.


A guy named Andrew Chifari in Dallas, Texas just broke the record for the most expensive Starbucks drink.


He managed to get a single drink that cost $54.75 . . . and he did it without a ton of gimmicks.  He just ordered a regular vanilla bean frappuccino . . . and added 60 extra shots of espresso.


Andrew's drink wound up filling up a 128-ounce glass . . . that's a full gallon.


And the best part is . . . he got it for free.  He's a gold member of the Starbucks rewards program, which means he gets a free drink after he buys 12.


The previous record was set last February by a guy in Washington who got a mocha frappuccino with 48 espresso shots, plus bananas, syrups, chocolate chips, protein powder, and more.  His total "only" came out to $47.30. 


(Consumerist / Twitter)