It’s a Starbucks tradition unlike any other: the return of the coffee chain’s signature holiday drinks—and festive cups.
Starbucks launched its holiday drink menu on Thursday. The menu brings back classic beverages including Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha and Chestnut Praline Latte.
The menu also includes the return of seasonal coffee such as the Christmas blend and the holiday blend.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Starbucks holiday cups, introduced in 1997. The company will unveil four new cups to kick off the holiday season.
“We̵[ads1]7;ve always talked about the cups as little gifts, and we hope they feel like a celebratory gift to our customers and store partners,” Starbucks chief creative officer Gary Jacobson said in a statement.
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Starbucks holiday cups 2022
The coffee giant said it is rolling out four holiday cups to commemorate 25 years of holiday cups.
Magic wrapped in a gift. A red and green cup with “wavy ribbons and glittery sparkles” to resemble wrapping paper.
Frosted Sparkle. This mint green cup includes starbursts and diamond shapes.
Ornament Wonder. The standard white Starbucks cup gets a festive makeover with a pattern of holiday symbols, such as ornaments and Christmas trees.
Cozy Evergreen. This bright red cup features a pattern of white Christmas trees.
What’s on Starbucks’ holiday menu?
This year’s menu will feature the return of several notable drinks, including Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha and Irish Cream Cold Brew. Starbucks will also bring back the Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte after introducing it last year.
Debuting this year is the Chocolate Pistachio Swirl, described by Starbucks as “creamy chocolate filling with notes of cinnamon and coffee is swirled into buttery
brioche-inspired dough with mint chocolate chips and topped with chopped pistachios.”
What about Red Cup Day 2022?
Starbucks has not yet confirmed when it will host this year’s Red Cup Day, when the coffee chain gives away a reusable, limited-edition red cup with the order of a holiday or fall drink.
Last year’s Red Cup Day was held on November 18, two weeks after Starbucks introduced its drink menu for the holiday.
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