We Ranked Starbucks Holiday Drinks, From Best to Worst
Ordering at Starbucks can be overwhelming. I’ll never understand why a small is actually a tall or get tired of ordering a “tall blonde” (which is a hilarious way of ordering a small light roast coffee.)
Yet no matter how confusing, I always go back, because Starbucks is delicious and the only place that encourages my picky habits (seriously where else can you order a light foam tall half sweet low-fat vanilla latte without being kicked out.) If there’s one time worth embracing the confusion, it’s the holidays, because no one does Holiday drinks better than Starbucks. To prepare you for the season and help you feel confident with your order (and ordering skills), we’ve put together a list of all the Starbucks Holidays drinks from best to worst. Drink up and be Merry!
1. Peppermint Mocha
Starbucks is always adding new drinks to their holiday menu, but when it comes down to it, there’s nothing that can top the classic Peppermint Mocha. Best part, you can switch out the milk chocolate for white chocolate by ordering like this “Toasted White Chocolate Mocha.”
2. Salted Caramel Latte
This latte is the best of both worlds. A little bit of sweet meets a little bit of salty for a smooth delicious drink. And for those who want to watch their figures during the holidays, it’s just as good without the whipped cream, just make sure to get the other toppings.
3. Crème Brûlée Latte
Smooth and sweet with chunks of brûlée and drizzles of caramel on top. Need I explain more?
4. Eggnog Latte
Nothing tastes more like holidays than eggnog, and luckily, it always tastes incredible steamed with a sprinkle of eggnog and a shot of espresso.
5. Holiday Spice Flat White
The Holiday Spice Flat White is the rare unicorn on the Starbucks holiday drink menu that isn’t extremely sweet. It’s like a regular decadent latte except it has hints of holiday spices, like nutmeg and cinnamon.
6. Chestnut Praline Latte
This new holiday addition is delicious, with subtle nutty flavours that will bring you back to when you dreamed of roasting chestnuts by the open fire.
7. Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Your typical hot chocolate with a nice candy cane peppermint flavour. It’s classic and delicious. Tip, if you’re into white chocolate just order it as a “Peppermint White Chocolate.”
8. Toffee Nut Latte
This is basically the underwhelming version of the Chestnut Praline Latte.
9. Gingerbread Latte
Unfortunately, gingerbread is better decorated than it is put in a drink.
All images: Starbucks
What is your favourite Starbucks holiday drink? Share with us in the comments!
Posts you might be interested in:
11 Things To Do in Toronto This Holiday Season (That Don’t Involve Drinking)
5 Cliché but Awesome Things to Do in and Around Toronto this Winter
6 Best Holiday Drinks To Try This Winter
This Simple New Eating Plan Will Help You Stay Healthy Over the Holidays
10 Fun Holiday Markets to Visit this Year in Toronto
Isabel Chalmers is a freelance writer, currently residing in Toronto. She’s passionate about writing, long aimless walks around the city and her Nonna’s spaghetti.