Alright, friends, the holidays are here - and you know what that means. It means it’s time to eat, drink, and be merry… but mostly the first two.
And there’s no better spot to eat and drink than Starbucks, in my opinion. Honestly, Starbucks is great, and a little-known fact about it is that all their drinks are totally customizable.
You can have almost any drink iced or hot, with as much or as little of any flavour syrup you want… literally, the possibilities are endless. And the baristas are happy to make any drink for you, as long as you give them the recipe.
In the spirit of the holiday season, here are a couple of “secret”, awesome drinks you can get the next time you’re at a ‘Bux.
The Fruitcake Frappuccino
Actually available at Starbucks until December 18 through the holidays, this drink consists of a hazelnut creme Frappuccino, dried fruit, cinnamon, whipped cream, and matcha.
The "Sweet Eggnog" Latte
Get an eggnog latte with 2 pumps of toffee nut syrup (if you're getting a grande). Top it with whip cream and caramel drizzle.
The "Buche De Noel"
Start off with a vanilla bean frappuccino. Ask them to add in java chips and raspberry syrup. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with mocha sauce.
The "Pouding Chomeur"
Get a caramel frappuccino Cali style (with drizzle on the inside, too). Ask them to add in cinnamon syrup. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with maple sauce.
The "Sweet Christmas Tree"
Start off with a matcha Frapp, but get it Cali style (with caramel drizzled on the inside). Add in two (max) pumps of peppermint syrup, top with whipped cream and powdered matcha.
The "Frette Frap"
Start with a vanilla bean frapp. Add in about 2 pumps of toffee nut syrup if you're getting a grande. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.
The "Ultimate Christmas"
Get a basic coffee frappuccino. Add in 1 pump of cinnamon syrup, 2 of toffee nut, and 1 of peppermint. Top with caramel drizzle, no whip.
The "Fruit Cupcake Frapp"
A take on the brand new fruitcake frappuccino, replace the hazlenut creme Frapp for a vanilla bean. For extra good vibes, have them drizzle come caramel or mocha syrup directly into the cup.
The "Frosty Eggnog"
Get an eggnog Frappuccino. Add in 2 pumps of cinnamon and 1 of peppermint if you're getting a grande; prepare for some seriously good vibes.