Christmas, the coziest time of the year with the return of sweater season, is around the corner. If you are a Starbucks lover, you may want to know; what are Starbucks Christmas drinks?
Starbucks Christmas drinks are beverages the company launches for the Christmas holidays, which are unavailable on the menu during other times of the year. As a Starbucks lover, Christmas is always an interesting time for me since it is the return of some of the year’s favorite festive drinks. Let’s look at Starbucks’ Christmas drinks that graced the menu in 2021.
Caramel Brulée Latte
The Caramel Brulée Latte is a seasonal espresso-based beverage at Starbucks full of caramel deliciousness. Being a fan favorite, the drink has been on the Starbucks holiday menu since 2009.
When preparing this drink, baristas at Starbucks blend the company’s signature espresso (a dark roast with a rich, caramelly taste), 2 per cent steamed milk and rich caramel brulée sauce. The drink is finished with a layer of whipped cream followed by a topping of caramel brulée bits.
A grande serving of the drink adds 410 calories, 48 grams of sugar, 14 grams of fat, 12 grams of protein and 150 milligrams of caffeine to your body.
You can customize this drink to your liking. Select your preferred milk, flavor, toppings or espresso and shot options before ordering. However, it is important to note that the customized version of the drink will be more expensive than the regular version. Also, hot and iced versions of the drink are available.
Chestnut Praline Latte
This holiday drink appeared on Starbucks’ Christmas menu in 2014. It is a perfect blend of the rich and caramelly sweet Starbucks signature espresso and 2 per cent steamed milk (velvety). The barista then adds flavors of spices and caramelized chestnuts to the blend. Lastly, the drink is topped with an eye-catching holiday finale that combines whipped cream with spiced praline crumbs. The outcome is a delicious drink that will leave you wanting more.
A grande serving of the holiday treat contains 330 calories, 38 grams of sugar, 14 grams of fat, 12 grams of protein and 150 milligrams of caffeine.
You can customize this drink to your liking by selecting your preferred customizations before placing your order. However, you should note that you will be charged more for the customized version.
This drink is available all year round; however, you will only get to enjoy it in festive glory during the Christmas holiday. Only during the holiday season will you get the festive red cup and the chocolate curls.
When preparing this iconic holiday drink, the barista combines the Starbucks signature espresso with 2 per cent steamed milk, peppermint-flavored syrup and sweet mocha sauce. The barista then tops the drink with whipped cream and sweet dark chocolate curls.
A grande serving of this festive all-star adds 440 calories, 54 grams of sugar, 16 grams of fat, 13 grams of protein and 175 milligrams of caffeine.
Like the other holiday drinks, you can customize your peppermint mocha.
Irish Cream Cold Brew
This seasonal sip brightens your Christmas holiday. It combines the Starbucks cold brew with Irish cream syrup. The barista then tops the blend with vanilla sweet cream cold foam and a touch of cocoa.
A grande serving of this dreamy holiday drink contains 200 calories, 24 grams of sugar, 11 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein and 185 milligrams of caffeine.
Like other seasonal drinks, you can customize this drink to your liking by changing the milk, flavors, toppings, add-ins and espresso and shot options.
Irish Cream Americano
This holiday favorite is a Canadian exclusive. The bold combines Starbucks’ rich and caramelly sweet signature espresso with Irish cream syrup. The barista then adds 2 per cent steamed milk, hot water and then finishes it off with a sprinkle of cocoa.
A grande serving of this exclusive drink adds 180 calories, 27 grams of sugar, 3.5 grams of fat, 7 grams of protein and 225 milligrams of caffeine.
Like all other holiday drinks on this list, you can customize this drink to your liking. However, you have to customize your drink before placing your order. Also, the customized drink will cost you more.
Does Starbucks still have holiday drinks 2021?
Yes, Starbucks still has holiday drinks 2021. The drinks are available during the holiday season, except the peppermint mocha, which is available throughout the year.
What is the most popular Christmas drink?
The most popular Christmas drink is the peppermint mocha.
Do Christmas drinks contain caffeine?
Yes, most are prepared using Starbucks’ signature espresso roast, which has high caffeine content.
Can I order Christmas drinks from Starbucks when it’s not Christmas?
Yes, some Christmas drinks, such as peppermint mocha, are available throughout the year, and you can order them when it is not Christmas. Other Christmas drinks disappear from the menu after the holidays are over, but you can customize your drink to resemble the drinks using Starbucks’ secret menus.
How long do holiday drinks at Starbucks last?
Starbucks holiday drinks are typically launched at the beginning of November and begin to end around the second week of January when the festive season comes to an end.