Rating Starbucks Holiday Drinks

By Cynthia Andary and Melania Metanovic

Iced Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte 9/10

I had high hopes for this drink and it lived up to my expectations. The vanilla and sugar syrups made the drink have a very subtle sweetness. The almond milk makes the latte smooth and creamy. I would also recommend asking for sweet cream foam on top. I could definitely drink this all year long!

Peppermint Mocha 8/10

This drink earned a spot so high because of its pure nostalgia. Taking a sip of a Peppermint Mocha in a Starbucks red cup gives off the best holiday vibes that make you feel all warm and ready for the holidays. This drink has the perfect peppermint to mocha ratio and is great hot or iced! It’s a classic, and you have to have at least one per year. 

Iced Caramel Brulée Latte 7/10

This latte is not bad, but in regards to holiday drinks, this was the least festive of the bunch. This drink tastes like a caramel latte with sweet notes of caramel with a slight cinnamon-y taste, making the drink all around pretty great. It’s all your favorite holiday desserts in one comforting drink.

Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha 5.5/10

This version of the peppermint mocha mostly tastes like white chocolate. At least, when I tried, there was very little taste of peppermint, and oftentimes it just tasted like warm milk. I would recommend this drink for those who enjoy white chocolate and don’t like a strong peppermint flavor.

Irish Cream Cold Brew 3/10

This is my least favorite holiday drink. The cold brew is creamy, nutty, and has both strong vanilla and cocoa flavors. In my opinion, the flavors are a bit overpowering and I don’t enjoy the nuttiness. However, the sweet cream cold foam does slightly work to balance the flavors. Personally, I will not be reordering this cold brew.