Starbucks’s Holiday Drinks


Jamie Hoover, Staff Writer

As Christmas approaches, lights get hung and presents get wrapped, but most importantly Starbucks comes out with their new holiday drinks. Every year, the hype for Starbucks’ holiday drinks and red cups increases because it brings so much holiday cheer! This year Starbucks’ is offering quite a few seasonal drinks to enjoy, so here is what I’ve found out about them!

Caramel Brulée Latte

This drink is just as good as it sounds. It has a rich, caramel flavor and is drizzled with caramel brulee sauce and toppings. This does taste similar to the caramel frappuccino but is much richer and creamier.  

Chestnut Praline Latte

This drink is a new edition to the Starbucks family and is a big hit. It’s infused with flavors of caramelized chestnuts and is topped with praline crumbs. Many people have said this drink has a somewhat spicy flavor but is one that must be tried.

Christmas Cookie Latte

This drink is one you might have to specifically ask for, but is one you must try. This is a creamy latte with shortbread cookie sauce, and cookie drizzle. To top it off butter cookie crumbs are drizzled on top.

Eggnog Latte

If you’re a fan of eggnog, this drink is for you! This drink has steamed eggnog and milk and it topped off with a dash of nutmeg. This drink will definitely put you in the holiday spirit.

Gingerbread Latte

The gingerbread latte is known to be a little bit spicy but if you can handle a little zesty flavor, you should try this drink out! This drink has a combined flavor of espresso and gingerbread, topped with nutmeg.

Peppermint Mocha

The peppermint mocha is a drink that people always drool over. This drink has espresso and sweetened milk with a variety of chocolate and peppermint flavors topped with chocolate curls. You can also get this drink in a “skinny” version which has nonfat milk and sugar-free syrup.

Toffee Nut Latte

This drink has a combined flavor of toasted nuts and creamy milk and espresso. It’s also topped with toffee nut sprinkles to ensure and toffee flavor.