Starbucks holiday drinks and cups are back


You may still be enjoying sipping on Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but Starbucks is already moving on. The coffee chain will be adding their holiday beverages to the menu starting today!

Back for its 18th year, the Peppermint Mocha is made with Starbucks signature espresso, steamed milk, sweet mocha sauce and peppermint-flavored syrup. It’s all topped off with whipped cream and dark chocolate curls.

Other drinks on the menu include the Caramel Brulee Latte, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Chestnut Praline Latte and Eggnog Latte, which is made with rich, steamed eggnog and espresso. It is topped off with a dusting of ground nutmeg.


Food items returning to the menu include the Sugar Plum Cheese Danish, Cranberry Bliss Bar, Snowman Cookie and Snowman Cake Pop.

New this year is a Cranberry Orange Scone, which Starbucks describes as a flaky, buttermilk scone with crème fraiche, dried cranberries and orange zest, drizzled with vanilla icing.


Like always, there are also four new holiday cup designs. All have the theme “Carry the Merry,” an invitation to enjoy the little moments of brightness around you.

First up, the Ribbon is a festive design that is reminiscent of a holiday sweater and includes trees, snowflakes and the Starbucks logo. The Dot design features stripes with “Carry the Merry” on them, swirling around a green cup that is covered in polka dots.

If you like to keep it simple, the Brand Wrap design features bands of red and green and the word “Starbucks” written three times. The Sparkle design, on the other hand, gives off some pretty strong vintage vibes, with cutout shapes in green that look like glittering holiday ornaments. The same pattern is also featured in a snowy white on Starbucks cold beverage cups.


If you make it to Starbucks on Nov. 6, you’ll receive a free red collectible holiday cup when you order a handcrafted holiday beverage of any size at participating stores.

The offer is only good on Nov. 6 while supplies last and quantities are limited, so you’ll want to get to your local Starbucks as soon as they open. The reusable cup has the same design as the Ribbon paper cup, with joyful elements of the holiday season.

Starbucks also has new holiday cups and other gifts, if you’d like to get your holiday shopping done.


If you don’t have a Starbucks near you, Dunkin’ has also already added their holiday drinks to their menu. These include a Chai Oatmilk Latte, Peppermint Mocha Latte and Gingerbread Latte, which is topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle and cinnamon sugar.

Which holiday drinks are you most excited for?

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