Starbucks Christmas drinks are back


Sydney Appleton

On the left is the new “iced sugar cookie almond milk latte” that Starbucks has just released. Scroll to learn more about the coffee company’s festive drinks returning.

It is that time of the year again. Sweater weather, holiday breaks, and ugly Christmas sweaters are back. Many restaurants are bringing back their exclusive holiday menus soon. On Nov. 4, Starbucks will begin making their holiday-themed drinks and snacks again. This year, the menu is adding a few drinks and snacks, along with taking away some of the items from previous years. 

For starters, the iconic red holiday cups will be returning with a brand-new 2021 exclusive design. The Seattle born coffee company will be bringing the Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulé Latte, Irish cream Cold Brew, Chestnut Praline Latte, and Toasted white Chocolate Mocha drinks to their menu. 

Along with these drinks, they are introducing a new Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte. This drink has hot and iced options. 

As far as food, the restaurant will offer a sugar plum cheese danish, snowman cookie, reindeer cake pop, and cranberry bliss bar.

Like previous years, exclusive holiday merchandise, such as cups and water bottles, will be making a return to store shelves.

On the day of the release, I was eager to try the new iced sugar cookie almond milk latte. I ordered it with oat milk instead of almond milk. The drink was phenomenal. This drink is perfect if you are craving a dessert. It came topped with Christmas-colored, red and green sprinkles. It was not too filling at all. I ordered a tall, but I can see anything larger being too much. If I could rate it an 11 out of 10, I would.

Overall, the menu items show a thorough overview of Christmas flavors. I also tried Peppermint Mocha. This drink tastes like Christmas. It has hints of mocha and it’s topped with whipped cream. It tastes like mocha flavored hot chocolate.

For all the holiday season fanatics and enthusiasts, the return of red coffee cups and holiday drinks will fill their 2021 winter with joy.