Saturday, January 10, 2015

Welcome Back White: What To Order At Starbucks When Holiday Beverages Are Gone

We've all experienced that moment... the first trip back to our favorite Starbucks after the holiday season has ended.  Peppermint Mochas and Chesnut Praline Lattes are no longer on the menu, and people grab their coffees with disappointment as they realize that red cups have devolved back to white {which don't look nearly as good with French manicures, am I right?}.  Then, it hits us.  Ever since PSLs in the early fall, we've grown attached to our holiday favorites, which are no longer available.  What are we going to do now?

Thankfully, I've compiled a little list of back up plans for when it's too cold for Refreshers or frappes but the seasonal drinks are out of season.

{Skinny} Vanilla Latte // The first time I ordered a Skinny Vanilla Latte, I never knew I'd eventually become so attached.  I ordered it on a whim but ended up loving it, and it's been one of my favorites ever since.

Cinnamon Dolce Latte // This is my mom's personal favorite!  I love the Cinnamon Dolce topping and it's essentially just espresso, steamed milk, and flavored syrup.  So delicious.

Hot Chocolate // Let's not forget our favorite coffeemakers are also pretty talented in the art of hot chocolate.  If you're not already aware, Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate is a thing, and a delicious one at that.

White Chocolate Mocha // This is my best friend's very favorite and, although I've never tried it this way, she says it's pretty great with a shot of raspberry.  

While it's easy to complain about holiday beverages coming to an end, I have to admit... there is something pretty special about the big day when PSLs kick off the season, and what better way to initiate the holiday spirit than welcoming back Peppermint Mochas?  

I won't be able to enjoy my holiday favorites next year thanks to AIT at Ft. Gordon, so I'm super thankful to have been able to drink a ton of Starbucks these past couple of months.

What's your go-to drink at Starbucks during the off-season?  Let me know!


  1. My go to is always the Cinnamon Dolce Latte (or more recently, soy lattes) - that white chocolate mocha sounds pretty yummy though!

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  2. You really don't know how much this helps me haha I always order seasonal drinks when I go.