Happy Holidays, Everyone!
This is my favorite time of year in the stores because, after all the wishing and waiting, our holiday beverages are back! And like snowflakes, each beverage is unique.
Our Caramel Brulée Latte is a delicious combination of espresso and steamed milk flavored with rich caramel brulée sauce, topped with sweetened whipped cream and shimmery pieces of caramel topping. We investigated over 40 different toppings to find the one that best represents the sweet, crunchy nature of crème brulee topping, the inspiration behind this beverage.
Peppermint Mocha is a holiday classic, made with peppermint flavored syrup, bittersweet chocolate, espresso and steamed milk, topped with classic whipped cream and dark chocolate curls. It is our most popular holiday beverage – in fact, it inspired the introduction of Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream (sold in grocery stores) this year.
This is Gingerbread Latte’s 11th anniversary. The beverage is a heady combination of gingerbread spices, espresso and milk topped with sweetened whipped cream and ground nutmeg. Enjoy this classic treat or try it without coffee as a Gingerbread Crème.
And don’t forget about Eggnog Latte! We’ve been serving it for 25 years – it’s our longest running holiday favorite and we haven’t changed a thing.
With all these delicious holiday beverage options, which one is your favorite?