Have a Holly Jolly Coffee Season

Being a Starbucks barista is no joke – let me tell you – especially during the holiday season. Our stores ensure total madness; the rage for red cups is unlike any other. But whether you are at Starbucks for the red cup or to help you push through the end of the week; let me tell you about some of the best drinks, from a certified barista.

1. Peppermint mocha – A classic nonetheless, but keep in mind if you are trying to watch sugar this has 10 pumps of syrup in it. Still yummy though!

2. Salted Caramel Macchiato – Nothing like sweet and salty. Hot or cold, this one is a fan favorite of mine.

3. Crème Bru Latte – A rad mix of hazelnut, chocolate and vanilla.

4. Eggnog latte – instead of milk, eggnog! Can it get any better than that?

5. Gingerbread latte – Pumps of gingerbread syrup with whipped cream and gingerbread sprinkles on top …. count me in.

6. Chestnut Praline latte – Think toffee meets latte, meets sweet. I sell so many of these throughout the holiday.

7. Toasted white chocolate mocha – Pause. Yes, it’s as good as it sounds. This drink reminds me of sitting and opening presents on an early morning. Delicious!

8. Holiday spice flat white – This is for my friends who aren’t afraid to drink coffee on the bitter side. It’s still sweet but if you are looking to cut back on sugar this is the drink for you.

9. Chestnut praline chai tea latte – a basic chai tea latte but with a bit of Christmas spirit.