‘Tis the season for chestnuts, eggnog, peppermint – and potato chips?
The holidays have their own unique flavor, and Starbucks beverages take their inspiration from the season’s colorful tapestry of cuisines and traditions. Here is a roundup of Starbucks holiday beverages around the world, available at participating stores while supplies last.
Snowman Dark Mocha
Hong Kong: The Snowman Dark Mocha conjures a wintry scene with rich dark mocha finished with snowflakes toppings and a candy snowman. Available hot, iced or as a Frappuccino blended beverage.
Santa Boots Frappuccino
Japan: For children in Japan, holiday stockings are known as “Santa boots,” filled with tasty treats like cookies, candy and packages of potato chips. The new Santa Boots Chocolate Frappuccino® blended beverage evokes the magic moment of opening up a stocking on Christmas morning with a rich base of chocolatey sauce and chocolate chips, topped with crispy salted potato chips and finished with an edible cookie straw.
Holiday French Vanilla Latte
Asia: The Holiday French Vanilla Latte takes rich, smooth and creamy steamed milk and French Vanilla flavor and makes it fun with whipped cream in an icy hue and blue and white sprinkles for a festive, snow-like finish. Available hot, iced or as a Frappuccino blended beverage.
Wishing Star Dark Mocha
Asia: A dream come true for chocolate lovers – the Wishing Star Dark Mocha offers a chocolatey experience that’s topped with a swirl of green tea whipped cream and wishing star-shaped crisps. Available hot, iced or as a Frappuccino blended beverage.
Nutty White Chocolate Frappuccino and Nutty White Mocha
Japan: Nutty White Chocolate Frappuccino® blended beverage and Nutty White Mocha add a sprinkle of holiday glitz and a warm hug of hazelnut flavor to the season. The cool and creamy Nutty White Chocolate Frappuccino features milky white chocolate and roasted hazelnuts blended with toasted walnuts and shortbread, topped with whipped cream, ribbons of white chocolate hazelnut sauce and glittery candies. The Nutty White Mocha is made with white chocolate and hazelnut sauce to complement the bold flavor Starbucks signature espresso.
Merry Strawberry Cake Frappuccino
Japan: You can have your cake and sip it too with Japan’s Merry Strawberry Cake beverages this holiday. The Merry Strawberry Cake Milk is served hot, blending tart strawberry sauce, fruit and steamed milk topped with whipped cream and strawberry pieces. The frosty Merry Strawberry Cake Frappuccino features a decadent blended sponge cake with a shortbread base, layered with strawberry sauce and whipped cream.
Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate
Europe: The new Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate is made with mocha sauce combined with marshmallow syrup, topped with marshmallow flavored whipped cream and finished with a caramelized sugar topping.
Mexico: Ponche Navideño, or Christmas punch, is a traditional Mexican holiday beverage served at family gatherings during the holiday season. Starbucks Ponche Navideño is made with warm hibiscus tea flavored with apple, guava, cinnamon and brown sugar. Available hot or iced.
Cranberry Mocha Blanco Latte
Latin America: Espresso and steamed milk are perfectly combined along with white chocolate syrup and topped with whipped cream, swirl of cranberry sauce and crystallized sugar. Available hot, iced or as a Frappuccino blended beverage.
Coquito Crème Frappuccino
Puerto Rico: The Coquito Crème Frappuccino is a snowy white Frappuccino® made with coconut syrup, white chocolate sauce, nutmeg and cinnamon; topped with whipped cream and spices.
Toffee Nut Latte
Europe, Middle East, Latin America and Caribbean: Rich, buttery sweet Toffee Nut Latte is made with toffee nut syrup combined with signature espresso, steamed milk and topped with whipped cream and a delicious toffee nut flavored topping.
Vanilla Cardamom Latte
Europe: The Vanilla Cardamom Latte is made with a blend of cardamom vanilla sugar, milk and Starbucks signature espresso, sprinkled with a touch of vanilla cardamom sugar.
United States, Canada, Latin America, Caribbean and Asia: This beloved Starbucks beverage has been a part of the holiday season since it made its delicious debut in 2002, made with Starbucks signature espresso, steamed milk, sweet mocha sauce and peppermint-flavored syrup with a crown of whipped cream. For the finishing touch – a sprinkle of dark chocolate curls in the Americas and a topping of candy cane pieces and swirls of mocha drizzle in Europe and Asia. Available hot, iced or as a Frappuccino blended beverage.
United States, Canada and Europe: Eggnog latte was the original Starbucks holiday handcrafted beverage, first served in 1986. More than 30 years later and still a classic -- made with signature espresso combined with creamy, steamed eggnog and served with a dusting of ground nutmeg.
Toasted White Chocolate Mocha
United States: Caramelized white chocolate mocha sauce meets espresso and steamed milk, which is then finished with whipped cream and a celebratory topping of holiday sugar sparkles and crispy white pearls. Available hot, iced or as a Frappuccino blended beverage.