Starbucks 2016 Holiday Beverages Are Back, Plus This Green Cup

Starbucks 2016 Holiday Beverages Are Back
Starbucks 2016 Holiday Beverages Are Back

Starbucks offers fans a chance to experience their first sip of the season with the return of its special holiday beverages, including fan favorites Chestnut Praline Latte, Caramel Brulée Latte and Peppermint Mocha.


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Here’s the quick rundown on this year’s holiday beverages:

Caramel Brulée Latte is made with espresso, steamed milk and rich caramel brulée sauce, topped with whipped cream and shimmery caramel brulée topping.

Chestnut Praline Latte features brewed espresso and flavors of caramelized chestnuts, with freshly steamed milk, topped with whipped cream and spiced praline crumbs.

Eggnog Latte is an espresso combined with rich steamed eggnog and milk and dusted with a sprinkle of ground nutmeg.

Gingerbread Latte combines the flavor of gingerbread combined with espresso and steamed milk. Finished with a topping of whipped cream and ground nutmeg.

Peppermint Mocha is an espresso and steamed milk sweetened with flavors of chocolate and peppermint, all topped off with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

Skinny Peppermint Mocha is a lighter version of Starbucks Peppermint Mocha made with nonfat milk, sugar-free peppermint syrup and skinny mocha sauce. The Skinny Peppermint Mocha is 100 calories for a tall (12-ounce) beverage.

Green Cup Controversy

Green is not the new Red as confusion reigned on Tuesday with rumors on social media that Starbucks was replacing its red holiday cup with a new limited-time green holiday cup.

Starbucks Green Cup
Starbucks Green Cup

Well, it’s true, Starbucks did introduce a new green cup, but it’s not replacing the coffee chain’s traditional red holiday cup. We already know the design of this year’s red holiday cup after a Starbucks employee leaked a photo of the 2016 red holiday cup on Reddit.

Here’s what Starbucks said about the new limited-time green cup:

The green cup and the design represent the connections Starbucks has as a community with its partners (employees) and customers. During a divisive time in our county, Starbucks wanted to create a symbol of unity as a reminder of our shared values, and the need to be good to each other.

Starbucks commissioned artist Shogo Ota to create the artwork.

Starbucks holiday beverages are available in participating Starbucks stores in the US throughout the season while supplies last.

Image – Starbucks