It’s no surprise I’m completely addicted to Starbucks holiday drinks, but even for someone like me, there comes a time when the daily rotation of caffeinated beverages needs to be switched up. Combining flavours and subbing out sauces can take your Starbucks order from good to great, because you’re customizing it the way you want it – and that’s the beauty of having a personal coffee order.
Read on for three delicious “hacks” to the Starbucks holiday menu 2022. Just be careful: these are so good, that they just may make you want to visit your local Starbucks twice in one day (I may or may not have totally done this multiple times since the holiday drinks came back…).
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Starbucks Holiday Menu 2022 Hack #1: Iced Chestnut Praline Chai
If you’re not big on coffee, a chai latte is a fun and savoury alternative for your morning drink. An iced chai is easy to customize by tailoring it to any season with a flavoured cold foam, so this combination sounded like a no-brainer. Although iced, this drink tastes like a warm and delicious baked holiday dessert. It leans towards the sweet side, but it’s definitely not overpowering – the calming flavours of the chai balance out the chestnut.
How to order it: Ask for an iced chai latte with chestnut praline cold foam and chestnut praline topping (additions are based on a grande size).
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Starbucks Holiday Menu 2022 Hack #2: White Chocolate Hazelnut Macchiato
While this drink didn’t rank too high on the sweetness scale for me (which, as someone with an obvious sweet tooth, really does it for me), it did feel like a warm hug on a cold day. Cliché, I know, but it’s true! The warmth of the hazelnut blended smoothly with the white chocolate mocha, making this a great pick-me-up drink that lets you indulge on a little flavour while giving you a boost of caffeine to get you through the day
How to order it: Ask for a hazelnut macchiato with 1.5 pumps toffee nut syrup, 2 pumps cinnamon dolce and whipped cream on top (additions are based on a grande size).
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Starbucks Holiday Menu 2022 Hack #3: Iced Caramel Cookie Latte
I had a strong feeling about this drink from the get-go, which is why I opted for a venti — even thought I typically never do that. My intuition was spot on because it was love at first sip: if you think you love a regular caramel brûlé latte, I highly suggest you try this variation. The rich caramel paired with the sweet sugar cookie taste is such a treat. Disclaimer: if sweet drinks aren’t your thing, then this might not be the best choice for you!
How to order it: Ask for an iced caramel brûlé latte with 4x pumps caramel brûlé, 2x pumps sugar cookie syrup and your choice of milk (additions are based on a venti size).
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