Starbucks Announces Global Holiday Beverages Line Up
The holidays have arrived at Starbucks around the world, with flavours that are symbolic of the season – along with a few surprises. Below is a sampling of some of Starbucks unique beverages for the 2018 holiday season.
Christmas Strawberry Cake Milk
Japan – Strawberry Christmas cake is one Japan’s most beloved holiday traditions, made with fluffy sponge cake, whipped cream and strawberries. Starbucks new holiday beverage is inspired by the sweet confection, made with steamed milk, strawberry compote and white mocha syrup, finished with whipped cream, strawberry topping and crushed biscuit. Also available as a Frappuccino-blended beverage.
Snowy Cheese-Flavoured Latte
China – A new holiday beverage made with baked cheese-flavoured sauce blended into classic espresso and topped with light whipped cream, blueberry-flavoured sprinkles and star-shaped crisps.
Toffee Nut Crunch Latte
China, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Europe – Shots of rich espresso join the flavours of buttery toffee nut and subtle notes of toasted nuts in the Toffee Nut Crunch Latte. The crescendo is a whipped cream peak sprinkled in a crunchy toffee nut topping. Sip it hot or have it blended with ice for a cool and cozy treat.
Christmas Dessert Latte
China – Inspired by the traditional British Christmas pudding, Christmas Dessert-flavoured Latte combines steamed milk, espresso and Christmas pudding flavoured sauce that’s finished with whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce and mixed fruit sprinkle.
Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha
Latin America – Back by popular demand, Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha, Starbucks signature espresso is combined with freshly steamed milk and luscious white chocolate, then topped with whipped cream, a tart cranberry drizzle and crystallized cranberry sugar.
Duo Cocoa Mocha
Asia Pacific – Chocolate meets coffee with the new Duo Cocoa Mocha, made with silky swirls of dark and white chocolate fancifully combined with rich espresso. Finished with whipped cream, half drizzled in mocha and the other half dressed up with a dash of crunchy cocoa nibs. Available hot, iced and as a Frappuccino-blended beverage.
Asia Pacific – Spice cookies, called speculoos in Belgium, are a winter favourite in Europe. It’s also the inspiration for this new beverage, where caramelly sweet goodness and fragrant warm spice dance with bold espresso. The beverage is topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle and spice cookies for added crunch. Available hot, iced and as a Frappuccino-blended beverage. Also known as Caramel Cinnamon Cookie Latte in some markets.
Dark Cherry Mocha
Latin America and the Caribbean – Espresso with bittersweet mocha sauce, dark cherry-flavoured syrup and steamed milk. Topped with sweetened whipped cream.
Toasted White Chocolate Mocha
United States and the Caribbean – Made with rich espresso, steamed milk and flavours of caramelized white chocolate topped with whipped cream and candied cranberry sugar.
Chestnut Praline Latte
United States and Canada, Latin America – A blend of fresh espresso and flavours of caramelized chestnuts with freshly steamed milk, topped with whipped cream and spiced praline crumbs.
Caramel Brulee Latte
United States and Canada, Latin America – This holiday beverage features a combination of smooth espresso, velvety steamed milk and a caramel brulée sauce. It is then topped with whipped cream and a caramel brulée topping. This beverage is sure to be a returning Christmas favourite in our markets. Also available iced or as a Frappuccino-blended beverage.
United States, Europe, Middle East and Africa – For the ultimate drink to get you into the festive spirit, the Gingerbread Latte has everything you need. Topped with a gingerbread whipped cream and crunchy wafer, the sweet and delicately spicy gingerbread flavours mingle with espresso and steamed milk. It is finished with a touch of ground nutmeg.
United States, United Kingdom – The return of the Eggnog Latte is celebrated by fans around the world. Made by combining Starbucks espresso with creamy, steamed eggnog and served with a dusting of ground nutmeg, it gets everyone in the mood of the season.
United States and Canada – A holiday classic made with Starbucks signature espresso and steamed milk sweetened with flavours of chocolate and peppermint, all topped off with whipped cream and chocolate curls.
Argentina and Uruguay – This local favourite features luxurious bittersweet chocolate infused with a delicious hazelnut flavour, combined with espresso and steamed milk. Finished with whipped cream and classic mocha drizzle, this delectable warm beverage has been a new holiday classic in Argentina and Uruguay for the past couple of years. Available hot, iced and as a Frappuccino-blended beverage.
Christmas Brulee Latte
Europe, Middle East and Africa – A seasonal take on the traditional crème brulée – creamy eggnog milk is steamed with a rich crème brulée sauce and mixed with fresh espresso, then finished with a few shakes of Christmas Brulée sprinkles.
Salted Caramel Brownie Hot Chocolate
Europe, Middle East and Africa – Steamed milk and mocha sauce are combined with salted caramel sauce for this holiday treat. The beverage is topped with a salted caramel brownie whipped cream and finished with a blend of brownie crumbles and salted caramel brittle for that perfect balance between sweet and salty.
Flat White with Cinnamon Spice
Europe, Middle East and Africa – A subtle hint of cardamom, vanilla and cinnamon spice is mixed with Starbucks espresso for a Flat White with a sophisticated twist (can also be ordered as a latte). Cinnamon spice sugar is steamed into milk and poured over espresso, for a festive spark with a morning coffee.