18 Starbucks Holiday Drinks From Around the World We’re Craving
It's no secret that some of the best Starbucks drinks in the world are made internationally (we see you, Mermaid Latte), and this list of its tastiest holiday drinks from around the globe is no exception. We can always make vegan slow cooker hot cocoa at home, of course, but wouldn't it be more fun to fly to the other side of the world to get a grande Salted Caramel Brownie Hot Chocolate? Of course, this year's list of Starbucks holiday drinks in the US aren't too shabby, either. Wherever you live (or travel to), you're bound to enjoy one of these festive brews.
The Caramel Brûlée Latte (United States, Canada, and Latin America): Caramel brulee sauce and a crunchy caramel brûlée topping make this latte taste like a fancy French dessert.
The Chestnut Praline Latte (United States, Canada, and Latin America): Chestnuts roasting on an open fire have nothing on this chestnut praline latte, topped with spiced praline crumbs.
The Christmas Brûlée Latte (Europe, Middle East, and Africa): This latte is made with creamy eggnog milk steamed with crème brûlée sauce and espresso, then topped with Christmas Brûlée sprinkles.
The Christmas Dessert Latte (China): Doubling as dessert, this seasonal latte is inspired by British Christmas pudding, and is flavored with Christmas pudding sauce, whipped cream, caramel sauce, and a mixed fruit sprinkle.
The Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha (Latin America): Sweet-tart cranberry drizzle tops this white chocolate espresso beverage, along with whipped cream and crystalized cranberry sugar.
The Dark Cherry Mocha (Latin America and the Caribbean): Cherries and chocolate are always an elegant pair. When espresso and sweetened whipped cream are added to the mix, you're really in for a treat.
The Eggnog Latte (United States and the UK): As the name implies, the Eggnog Latte features steamed eggnog, espresso, and a dusting of nutmeg.
The Gingerbread Latte (United States, Europe, Middle East, and Africa): If you're into gingerbread, just wait until you taste this latte: it's made with gingerbread-flavored syrup, gingerbread whipped cream, a crunchy gingerbread wafer, and a sprinkle of ground nutmeg.
Hazelnut Mocha (Argentina and Uruguay): Nutella addicts will be very jealous of this chocolate hazelnut latte, available hot, iced, or as a Frappuccino, in Argentina and Uruguay.
Christmas Strawberry Cake Milk (Japan): In Japan, it's tradition to eat strawberry cake at Christmas (you've probably seen the emoji). It now comes in drink form, made wth steamed milk, strawberry compote, and white mocha syrup, that is then topped with whipped cream, strawberry topping, and a crushed biscuit. Get it as a Frappuccino if you really want to celebrate!
The Peppermint Mocha (United States and Canada): It doesn't get any more classic than a piping hot mocha flavored with peppermint and topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls.
Salted Caramel Brownie Hot Chocolate (Europe, Middle East, and Africa): Rich chocolate mocha sauce is blended with steamed milk and salted caramel sauce. It's garnished with salted caramel brownie whipped cream, a shake of brownie crumbles, and salted caramel brittle.
The Snowy Cheese-Flavored Latte (China): Made with baked cheese flavored sauce (think cheesecake, not Parmesan), this cozy drink is blended with espresso and topped with light whipped cream, blueberry sprinkles, and star-shaped crisps.
The Speculoos Latte (Asia Pacific): Spiced caramel Speculoos cookies are the inspiration for this espresso drink, which is also known as the Caramel Cinnamon Cookie Latte.
The Flat White With Cinnamon Spice (Europe, Middle East, and Africa): Simpler than some of the more elaborate holiday concoctions at Starbucks, this Flat White is blended with cinnamon spice sugar and has hints of vanilla and cardamom.
The Toasted White Chocolate Mocha (United States and the Caribbean): Toasted white chocolate (it tastes like caramel, yum!), whipped cream, and candied cranberry sugar make this espresso-based drink a must-try.
The Toffee Nut Crunch Latte (China, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Europe): This seasonal drink is popular around the world and features a craveable blend of espresso, toffee nut syrup, milk, whipped cream, and toffee nut crunch.
The Duo Cocoa Mocha (Asia Pacific): Dark chocolate, white chocolate, and espresso mean this bold drink will put a spring in your step in the morning, especially after you taste the mocha drizzle and crunchy cocoa nibs sprinkled atop the cloud of whipped cream.
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Justina Huddleston is a food writer living in Los Angeles. When she's not busy writing, she spends her time in the kitchen creating both virtuous and decidedly junky vegan food. Buffalo chickpea pizza, anyone? She's also been known to eat a plain block of tofu or beans straight out of the can for lunch, but somehow those culinary adventures don't make it to her Instagram. You can follow Justina on Twitter or see what's cooking in her kitchen on her blog, A Life of Little Pleasures.