Starbucks has become synonymous with coffee around the globe. The company was founded in Seattle, Washington, and now operates over 28,000 stores worldwide.
Starbucks’ success comes from its unique approach to coffee.
Starbucks has always been committed to quality and innovation. In addition to their signature beverages, they also offer specialty coffees, teas, hot cocoa, iced tea, smoothies, juices, and other beverages (if you’re looking for smoothie that doesn’t include bananas, read here).
You don’t have to go out of your way to get great coffee at Starbucks.
They have some amazing seasonal drinks that are perfect for the holidays. Here are ten of our favorites.
1. Salted Caramel Mocha Style Latte
The holidays are just around the corner, and we’re celebrating with some delicious drinks and treats. We’ve got a few seasonal favorites for you to try out, including the Salted Caramel Mochas.
These coffee lattes are perfect for fall because they pair perfectly with all of your favorite Autumn Desserts. They’re also great for those chilly winter mornings when you want something hot and comforting.
This Mocha Latte recipe starts off with a base of espresso and steamed milk, but it takes a couple of extra steps to make it even better. First, they add rich salted caramel syrup to the espresso, and then they finish the drink with a generous amount of whipped cream and a sprinkle of sea salt.
This festive drink pairs well with many of your favorite Autumn Desserts. Try it over vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, or even add some chocolate chips to make it extra special.
Drizzle a little caramel sauce over each shot glass, and garnish with a sprinkling of sea salt. Serve this one cold, and enjoy it while watching Halloween movies on TV.
The two different flavors mingle together perfectly on your tongue; with such a delicious beverage, you may not want to Trick or Treat. You could just sit back and relax, and let this drink do the work for you.
We hope you enjoy making these tasty treats as much as we enjoyed creating them for you. Happy Holidays!
2. Peppermint Mocha
If you love a good cup of Joe and you love Christmas, there are few things better than a Peppermint Mocha.
This festive drink combines espresso roast, steamed milk, and mocha sauce together to form an amazing combination of sweet and bitter flavors. With just the right amount of sugar, you’ll find yourself craving one every day during the holidays.
To make it even tastier, they’ve added a dash of peppermint syrup to give it that extra holiday flair. We think you’ll agree that this drink is truly a treat worth sharing.
If you love peppermint candies, then you’ll love this delicious drink. This sweet treat combines espresso roasted coffee beans with steamed milk, and a dash of peppermint syrup, and is topped off with a generous amount of whipped cream.
A Peppermint Mocha is a delicious caffeine-free treat that combines espresso roasted coffee beans with steamed milk, cocoa powder, and sweetened condensed milk, topped off with a dash of peppermint syrup. This festive drink is great for those who want something different without giving into the temptation of sugar overload.
3. White Chocolate Toasted Mocha
Starbucks’ Toasted White Chocolate Mochas are now officially available nationwide. They’re one of the chain’s most popular drinks, and we’re sure you’ll agree with us that they’re pretty delicious.
The White Chocolate Mocha starts with a shot of espresso, topped with a dollop of vanilla bean ice cream, and then drizzled with decadently smooth chocolate sauce.
This is followed by a sprinkling of cinnamon dolce sprinkles, making it look like you just took a bite out of a slice of cake.
While white-style chocolate actually can be rather heavy and rich, the refreshing taste of mint balances it out. You can add a little extra sweetness with a sprinkle of cinnamon dolce sprinkled on top.
Starbucks’ Toasted White Chocolate Mochas are one of the most popular drinks in the coffee chain’s lineup.
They’re made with Starbucks’ signature espresso, creamy vanilla bean ice cream, and a dash of white chocolate sauce. You can add a splash of milk to make it even richer and frothier.
4. Irish Cold Cream Brew
Cold brewing coffee is becoming increasingly popular, especially among those who enjoy drinking it hot. However, there are many people who like coffee chilled out of the fridge. For those people, there is no better cold brew option than the Irish Cream Cold Brew.
The recipe for this drink is simple – add ice cubes, water, Irish Cream Liqueur, and espresso beans to a mason jar. Cover the lid and shake vigorously.
After about 12 hours, strain the mixture into another mason jar and discard the coffee grounds. You can use this cold brew immediately or refrigerate it for up to one week.
If you’re looking for a delicious hot chocolate or a sweet latte, look no further. This recipe combines the best parts of both into one drink.
The base of this drink is an Irish Cold Cream Brew. You’ll find it at most grocery stores near the specialty coffee section.
Place the Irish Cream flavored syrup into a small bowl and stir well. Add 2 cups of ice cubes and stir again. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.
5. Almond Milk Sugar Cookie Latter
We tried out the new Sugar Cookie Almond milk latte at Starbucks today. It came warm and tasted just like a sugar cookie dipped in coffee. It was sweet and had a hint of vanilla flavor. We think we could definitely see ourselves ordering one of these every day.
Starbucks’ newest seasonal beverage is served up warm and comes with two amazing shots of espresso, tasty steamed hot milk, sugar cookie syrup and sprinkled with red and green sprinkles.
You’ll find this seasonal beverage at participating stores nationwide.
Now, there are two different versions of it. There’s the original version where you get a shot of espresso, steamed milk, sugar cookie syrup, and sprinkles on top. Then there’s the second version which adds almond milk.
This latte features two shots of espresso with steamed milk. Topped off with almond milk, and caramelized sugar cookie syrup, and sprinkled with crushed almonds, cinnamon, and sea salt.
Starbucks says this latte was invented by one of its baristas, who came up with the idea while working on another beverage. But he didn’t want to tell anyone about his creation because he knew it wouldn’t live up to expectations.
So he kept it under wraps. Then, he shared it with his manager, who loved it, and asked him to bring it over to the barista team. They immediately fell in love with it too. And now, it’s officially part of the menu.
6. Santa Frappuccino
The holiday season is coming up fast, and if you want to celebrate the holidays in style, we’ve got good news for you. Starbucks (see also ‘14 Starbucks Orders That Are Perfect For Kids‘) is now selling a Santa Claus Frappuccino. And it tastes just like a traditional strawberry shortcake.
You’ll need to inquire about special requests to your local store to ask for one of these drinks. If you want to try one out yourself, here are some things to keep in mind.
First off, you won’t see this drink listed on the Starbucks menu online (see also ‘22 Delicious Caffeine Drinks at Starbucks‘). So, you’ll probably have to ask for it at your local store.
Your barista might know what it is because it’s part of Starbucks’ “Holiday Favorites” collection of seasonal beverages. But don’t worry, they’ll still treat you like royalty.
If you do want to order one, here are a few tips. First, tell them you want the Santa Claus Frappuccino. Then, let them know how many people you’d like to serve. Finally, tell them you want to go ahead and add alcohol to the beverage.
They’ll charge you $1 extra per ounce of liquor added to the drink. For example, if you wanted to add 2 ounces of vodka, you’d pay $2 extra.
Once you place your order, you’ll likely receive a cup of whipped cream topped with a dollop of frosting. To finish it off, you’ll need to add strawberries and sprinkles.
Starbucks says that each batch of Santa Claus Frappuccino sold contains about 10 cups of sugar. That’s why they recommend ordering only one per person.
But wait, there’s more! In addition to being delicious, this drink is pretty festive. It even looks like Santa Claus himself. The red and white color scheme makes him pop against the rest of the drink.
Plus, he’s wearing his iconic red hat, beard, and boots. He even has a little gift bag hanging off his belt.
7. Caramel Brulee Latte
If you’re looking for a seasonal beverage that tastes great all year round, try the Caramel Brulee latte. This holiday favorite is available from fall to spring, and it has a delicious caramel flavor.
The espresso, hot steamed milk, and Starbucks Caramel Brulee Sauce combine to give this drink incredible decadence. Add whipped cream and caramel topping to make it look beautiful and add a little extra sweetness.
Top it off with whipped cream and even more caramels to make it look pretty, and you’ve got yourself one tasty treat.
The Caramel Brulee lathe is a seasonal specialty coffee drink that pairs perfectly with the changing weather.
8. Praline Chestnut Latte
Starbucks is offering up a special holiday treat called the Chestnut Praline Latte. This seasonal beverage is inspired by the coffee giant’s popular Pumpkin Spice Latte.
But rather than adding pumpkin pie spices to the classic pumpkin spice latte recipe, it adds a touch of chestnut flavor.
The Chestnut Praline Latte starts out with hot espresso blended with steamed milk and topped with a dusting of chestnut praline powder.
Then, a sprinkle of cinnamon and clove add just enough warmth to balance out the sweetness of the chestnuts. Finally, a dollop of amazing whipped-style cream finishes things off perfectly.
This festive drink is perfect for those cold days ahead. And, since it’s already warming up inside, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy one now.
Starbucks’ Chestnut Praline latte is a warm, comforting beverage that tastes just like a fireplace in the dead of winter. This seasonal coffee drink is inspired by the classic French dessert called “praliné.”
The Chestnut Praline is filled with sweet chestnuts, vanilla bean paste, and cinnamon and clove. Topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with praline crumbs, it makes for a perfect cup of coffee during cold weather.
9. Eggnog Latte
Starbucks’ customers are getting ready for Christmas by drinking up the amazing Eggnog Lattes. This seasonal coffee drink features a cup of steamed milk topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla bean paste.
The holidays are coming up fast, and one thing we know about people during the season of giving is that they love their coffee. So why not combine those two things into one delicious treat?
According to Starbucks, there’s no better way to celebrate the season than with the amazing Eggnog Latte. This seasonal drink combines the sweet taste of eggnog with the warmth of espresso, creating a unique combination of flavors.
And while it might sound like a healthy choice, the latte actually contains zero calories and is completely free of alcohol. Instead, it’s filled with milk, sugar, vanilla syrup, and whipped topping.
But what makes this drink really special is that it’s served warm. Not too hot, mind you, but just enough to give it that extra kick of flavor.
10. Gingerbread Latte
The holidays are here again, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with some warm beverages and tasty treats. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone else or just want to treat yourself, we’ve got a few ideas for both.
This wintertime beverage combines the flavors of gingerbread and coffee into one delicious drink.
Start by making a batch of homemade gingerbread syrup. Then, add freshly brewed coffee to the syrup along with milk and spices. Finally, pour everything over ice cubes and enjoy!
Finally, we thought it might be fun to try out the gingerbread latte in a mason jar. We added a little whipped cream to the top of the drink and topped it off with a cinnamon stick. To finish things off, we decorated the lid with a gingerbread house design.
11. Caramel Toasted Cold Brulee Brew
The holidays are coming, and we have an exciting drink for you! The Toasted Caramel Brulee cold brew.
The holidays are almost here, and we know what you want most — a Frappuccino (see also ‘18 Divine Frappuccino’s To Enjoy At Starbucks‘) that tastes like Christmas morning. But don’t worry, there’s no mistletoe involved. This seasonal treat is actually a cold brew with a special twist.
This drink isn’t on the regular menu, so if your bartender doesn’t recognize the name of this beverage, you’ll need to order it manually, since it’s not listed anywhere on the menu.
If you do manage to find it, though, you’ll notice something unusual about this drink. Instead of ordering a vanilla bean flavor, you’ll get a cup filled with toasted caramel Brulee.
After that, ask for two pumps each of toasted white mochaccino and caramel Brulee. Mix some of the caramel brulees into the cream foam, and finish it off with a little more of the caramel brulee topping.
You’ve got yourself a festive holiday cocktail!
Starbucks has a lot of great holiday drinks available throughout the year. But during the holidays, they also have some amazing drinks that are only available for a limited time. If you haven’t tried any of these drinks yet, then now is definitely the time to do so.
And if you already love Starbucks, then you should check out all the other holiday drinks they offer. There are plenty of options, including eggnog lattes, peppermint hot chocolates, and many others.
So whether you’re planning on getting your family together for Christmas dinner or just treating yourself to something special, we hope you enjoyed this list of 10 Best Holiday Drinks from Starbucks.