Starbucks | Masters in local holiday beverages
The holidays have arrived at Starbucks around the world, with flavors that have come to define the season. Some inspiration from Starbucks unique drinks for the 2018 holiday season from Japan, China, Latin America and many more countries. Do you know for example what’s on the Christmas menu of Starbucks in Europe? Well we spotted many, many drinks but it seems that these are the most popular: The Toffee Not Crunch Latte, The Gingerbread Latte, Eggnog Latte and The Salted Caramel Brownie Hot Chocolate!
Holiday beverages from Europa
The return of the Eggnog Latte is celebrated by fans around the world, not only in Europe. 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. The Gingerbread Latte is topped with a gingerbread whipped cream and crunchy wafer, the sweet and delicately spicy gingerbread flavors mingle with espresso and steamed milk. It is finished with a touch of ground nutmeg. Another favorite beverage of this part of the world are spice cookies, called speculoos in Belgium, are a winter favorite 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. And of course we have The Salted Caramel Brownie Hot Chocolate and The Toffee Not Crunch Latte. The latest is also popular in China, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
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.
The Snowy Cheese Flavored Latte is popular in China. A dreamy new holiday beverage made with baked cheese flavored sauce blended into classic espresso and topped with light whipped cream, blueberry flavored sprinkles and star-shaped crisps. Another popular drink is the traditional British Christmas pudding, Christmas Dessert Flavored Latte which combines steamed milk, espresso and Christmas pudding flavored sauce that’s finished with whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce and mixed fruit sprinkle.
Back by popular demand, Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha is the perfect sweet treat to sip during the holiday season. 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. Served in the Caribbean as well is The Dark Cherry Mocha which is an espresso with bittersweet mocha sauce, dark cherry flavored syrup and steamed milk. Topped with sweetened whipped cream. Another popular holiday season drink here, in the Caribbean and the USA is the Chestnut Praline Latte!