Two things inevitably happen every winter: Starbucks unleashes a slew of holiday-themed drinks at their trillions of coffeeshops, and your grandma gives you a gift that both confuses and saddens you. “Oh wow, a sheet of laminated Buffalo nickels… thanks, grandma!” Starbucks holiday drinks, unlike grandma’s gifts, are a reliable source of happiness this holiday season, so we’ve tasted all six (RIP Gingerbread Latte) and ranked ‘em, and now we’re giving you the best bang for your holiday buck. And don’t forget to tip your barista, even if you have to use Buffalo nickels.
Oh, and while you can order almost all of these drinks hot, iced, or as Frappuccinos (Peppermint Mocha, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, and Eggnog Latte), we didn’t. These were all tasted hot (except the cold brew drink, obviously) in order to drink it as Starbucks originally intended. We didn’t modify them in any way, and the nutritional info included below is based on a 16oz Grande size.
Without further ado, let us wrap ourselves in tinsel and commence sipping on holiday drinks!