This New Wintry Starbucks Beverage Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit
Starbucks is bringing coffee lovers something new this holiday season. The coffee chain’s usual holiday lineup, which includes Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Gingerbread Latte, and Eggnog Latte, will still be on the menu—but with the addition of the new Juniper Latte.
The coffee giant announced the new wintry espresso drink on Tuesday morning. The beverage—which was introduced last year exclusively at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle—pairs the classic mix of espresso and steamed milk with juniper syrup. It’s topped with a light foam and pine-citrus sugar.
Juniper is a small plant in the same family as pine trees, and its berries taste accordingly. Bustle writes that the beverage tastes how a Christmas tree smells, “but not at all in an off-putting way.”
Starbucks is also bringing back its “Starbucks for Life” contest for the fourth year in a row. Starting Tuesday through Dec. 31, Starbucks Rewards loyalty members will have a chance to win one of five grand prizes, including free drinks for 30 years, and other daily free food and beverage products for a shorter period of time. Starbucks drinkers who aren’t loyalty members will also have a chance to win delicious rewards with the 30 Days of Starbucks sweepstakes.
The Juniper Latte will be sold for a limited time during the holidays.