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The Best Starbucks Holiday Drink For Every Seasonal Fiasco

Because a festive red cup just makes everything better.

It just wouldn’t be the holiday season without a fiasco (or two, or three) that unfolds when you least expect it. Thankfully, there’s no holiday tantrum that a seasonal Starbucks beverage can’t fix. Some whipped topping and a bit of peppermint goodness goes a long way.

Irish Cream Cold Brew

You scheduled your family’s holiday photoshoot months in advance, but it’s 87 degrees the day of and you’re all sweating through thick, red sweaters with droopy hairstyles and wilted makeup. An Irish Cream Cold Brew will keep you cool through the chaos.

Toasted White Chocolate Mocha

When your kids start whining in the car on your way to Thanksgiving dinner, make a pit stop at Starbucks for a Toasted White Chocolate Mocha and a couple of snowman cookies to get you through.


Peppermint White Chocolate Frappuccino

This is the clear choice for when you have to haul all of your holiday decorations out of your garage, but your Santa inflatable won’t inflate and all the lights are a tangled mess. Better make it a venti.

Chestnut Praline Latte

When you’ve procrastinated buying gifts and supply chain issues are rampant, sip one of these nutty concoctions and stuff some leftover Halloween candy in your kid’s stocking. They (probably) won’t notice.

Peppermint Mocha Latte

It’s Christmas Eve and all of the lights on your tree go out at the exact same time. You’re also out of wrapping paper. Only the OG Starbucks holiday drink can save your sanity this late in the game.

Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte

You’re on a packed cross-country flight with a wiggly toddler in your lap — something cold and sugary is exactly what the occasion calls for. You didn’t have to pay for your kid’s seat, so splurge on an extra shot of espresso.

Caramel Brulée Latte

While Uncle Larry rants about mainstream media, your mother-in-law complains about over-salted potatoes, and your husband plays Clark Griswold on the roof, steal away and relax into the sweet bliss of this warm holiday beverage.
Sugar Plum Cheese Danish

No, it’s not a drink, but this is the final holiday Starbucks treat to shove in your mouth when your great-uncle starts asking you if your “stay-at-home gig” is ever going to turn into a real job at the Christmas dinner table. Happy holidays!