Another day, another Starbies

By Ashley Ocana

It is that time of the year again! The most delicious, popular holiday drinks from Starbucks have finally made their comeback, including brand-new drinks that are also making an appearance this holiday season.

Here is a list of six different orders you can place at your local Starbucks this month. All drinks are available hot, iced or blended in addition to your choice of milk.

1). (NEW!) Iced Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte

The brand-new Iced Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte is like no other. It is a non-dairy beverage that was created with Starbucks’ Blonde Espresso Roast, sugar cookie syrup and almond milk, and it is topped with colorful sprinkles.

Cost:

Tall (12 fl. oz.) — $5.25

Grande (16 fl. oz.) — $5.90

Venti (24 fl. oz.) — $6.44

2). Peppermint Mocha

The Peppermint Mocha has once again made a come-back with its iconic sweet and minty flavor. The beverage is a combination of Stabucks’ signature espresso roast with steamed milk, peppermint and mocha sauce pumped in and whipped cream and chocolate curls topping.

Costs:

Short (8 fl. oz.) — $5.14

Tall (12 fl. oz.) — $5.25

Grande (16 fl. oz.) — $5.90

Venti (24 fl. oz.) — $6.44

3). Toasted White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino

The Toasted White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino is another Starbucks holiday classic that consists of frappuccino roast coffee, milk, ice and toasted white chocolate mocha syrup and comes topped with whipped cream, sugar sparkles and white pearls.

Cost:

Tall (12 fl. oz.) — $5.36

Grande (16 fl. oz.) — $5.90

Venti (24 fl. oz.) — $6.44

4). Chestnut Praline Latte

The Chestnut Praline Latte has become one of the most popular holiday drinks you can order this season. It is made up of the store’s signature espresso, creamy steamed milk, caramelized chestnut and spices syrup, then topped with whipped cream and spiced praline crumbs.

Costs:

Short (8 fl. oz.) — $5.14

Tall (12 fl. oz.) — $5.25

Grande (16 fl. oz.) — $5.90

Venti (24 fl. oz.) — $6.22

5). Caramel Brulée Latte

The Caramel Brulée Latte has the rich flavor of caramel brulée sauce with Starbucks’ signature espresso, steamed milk and a whipped cream with caramel brulée bits topping. This drink is a caramel fantasy!

Cost:

Short (8 fl. oz.) — $5.14

Tall (12 fl. oz.) — $5.25

Grande (16 fl. oz.) — $5.90

Venti (24 fl. oz.) — $6.22

6). Irish Cream Cold Brew

The Irish Cream Cold Brew is everything you need in a Holiday cold brew, and it is the winter version of their fall Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew.

What is a cold brew? A cold brew is a brew of coffee with a very high coffee to water ratio, creating a much stronger, caffeinated brew.

This one comes mixed with Irish cream syrup and topped with vanilla sweet cream cold foam with a small hint of cocoa right on top.

Cost:

Tall (12 fl. oz.) — $4.60

Grande (16 fl. oz.) — $5.14

Venti (24 fl. oz.) — $5.36

Trenta (30 fl. oz.) — $5.68

If you would like to place an order for one of these seasonal drinks, here are the closest Starbucks locations:

If you want to support a local coffee shop instead, South Austin offers several locations that will help you settle your sweet tooth and give you the energy you need to get through the school day.

Some options include Lazy Daze Coffeeshop, Radio Coffee, Quack’s, Austin Java, Daisy Coffee Co., The Hive and Summer Moon, all located right here on Menchaca Road.

For more information about local coffee shops in the Austin Area, visit these links:

https://www.starbucks.com/

https://austinjava.com/

https://mozartscoffee.com/

https://summermooncoffee.com/pages/trailer-south-austin

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