Nothing says the most magical time of the year like the Starbucks red cup. This year is extra special as Starbucks celebrates 25 years of the iconic holiday cup and the return of a full menu of seasonal handcrafted beverages and festive food.
Starting Thursday, November 3, holiday beverages officially return to the Starbucks menu, including the Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brûlé Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Irish Cream Cold Brew and, returning for its second holiday season, the nondairy Sugar Cookie Oat Latte. Also returning for another season are tasty treats including the Cranberry Bliss Bar, Gingerbread Loaf, Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop, and Frosted Snowman Cookie.
Turning 20 this year, the Peppermint Mocha has become the most beloved holiday beverage on the menu. The beverage features espresso combined with steamed milk, mocha sauce and peppermint-flavoured syrup, topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate curls.
Chestnut Praline Latte
The Chestnut Praline Latte features espresso, steamed milk and the flavours of caramelized chestnuts and spices topped with whipped cream and spiced praline crumbs.
Caramel Brûlé Latte
Espresso, steamed milk and rich caramel brûlé sauce are combined and topped with whipped cream and caramel brûlé topping to create the Caramel Brûlé Latte.
Sugar Cookie Oat Latte
Back for a second season, the Sugar Cookie Oat Latte combines sugar cookie syrup, Starbucks® Blonde Espresso, ice, creamy oat beverage and is topped with festive red and green sprinkles.
Irish Cream Duo
The Irish Cream Cold Brew unites bold, super smooth Starbucks Cold Brew with Irish Cream syrup, which is then topped with vanilla sweet cream foam and a strike of cocoa powder.
A Canadian exclusive, the Irish Cream Americano begins with our rich, caramelly espresso and Irish Cream syrup, topped with hot water and steamed milk, and a subtle sprinkle of cocoa
Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop
A delightful treat with peppermint chocolate cake, white chocolaty coating and festive bits of crunchy candy cane pieces.
The scent of the season! Gently spiced gingerbread cake topped with icing and a hint of orange.
Cranberry Bliss Bar
A blondie cake with tart dried cranberries, garnished with a layer of cream-cheese icing, orange zest and a sprinkle of dried cranberries make up the beloved Cranberry Bliss Bar. Also available for purchase by the tray.
Frosted Snowman Cookie
The fan-favourite Frosted Snowman Cookie starts with a buttery shortbread snowman dressed up in white chocolatey icing.
Enjoy the taste of the season at home
Starbucks® Christmas Blend made its debut in 1984 when there only five Seattle stores in Seattle that sold fresh-roasted coffee beans, loose-leaf teas and spices. It has become a customer favorite and a holiday tradition over the last 38 years. This year’s Starbucks Christmas Blend features a dark roast blend of Aged Sumatra, Guatemala, Colombia and Papua New Guinea with notes of baking spices and a chocolate finish. Available as whole bean, ground and decaf.
Also available this season is Starbucks® Holiday Blend. Crafted with all celebrations in mind, this festive coffee offers a balanced, sweet and toasty blend of bright Latin American beans and rich Sumatran coffee. The blend is specially roasted to highlight the complexity of flavors, creating a full-bodied, vibrant cup every time. Layered notes of sweet maple and herbs balance the rich flavors of this coffee.
All holiday menu items are available at stores in Canada for a limited time, while supplies last.
For more information about Starbucks holiday menu this season, visit Starbucks.ca/menu/featured.