The best Starbucks Holiday Drinks

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Abby Schuler , Writer

There are so many good Starbucks drinks, especially the holiday ones. Here are some of the best ones ranked in order of popularity. First there is the Classic Eggnog latte. Most people either love it or hate it , if you’re a fan of eggnog on its own I would give this a try. Next is the Salted Caramel Mocha Latte, there’s nothing wrong with a little sugar rush in the morning but if you’re looking for a more subtle drink I would recommend another selection on the holiday menu. 

Coming third we have a Santa Claus Frappuccino, although it’s not technically on the menu but it has been a huge buzz all over social media due to the festive flavors and its cute appearance. It’s even better for the kiddos because it is coffee free , the only little bummer is there isn’t a hot alternative for this drink. Up next is the Chestnut Praline latte. It’s easy to neglect this flavor among so many menu heavyweights, especially if you never stray from your usual order. While it doesn’t have bright red sugar sprinkles or in-your-face seasonal flavor, it’s a nutty, balanced pick that deserves more credit. 

The Caramel Brulée latte doesn’t only have a layer of torched sugar it has all the great traits of a caramel latte. With that extra crunch on top bringing it up to number six on the list. The Gingerbread latte is Loaded with notes of warm spices like ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon, steamed milk beautifully rounds out the latte’s intensity. I hope to see it reclaim its rightful place on the menu. One of my personal favorites is the Toasted Caramel Brulée cold brew. It’s made with both caramel brulée and toasted white mocha sauces for a collaboration that’s rich with notes of marshmallow, caramelized butter and burnt sugar.

Coming seventh is the Toasted White Chocolate Mocha. It’s basically an elevated white mocha , infused with toasted marshmallows and candies, pearls and sprinkles on top. The most iconic one of them all, the Pumpkin Spice latte. People dream of this drink months before the release in the fall and if you’re more of a cold brew type they have the Pumpkin cream cold brew right up your alley. The drink that takes it all would be the peppermint mocha, it’s best served as a frappuccino, this decadent mocha sauce meets cool peppermint syrup, roasty espresso and steamed milk for a festive mashup that’s sure to stand the test of time. Like the Salted Caramel Mocha, the Peppermint Mocha is a bit of a sugar bomb because it’s made with more than one flavor syrup.