Five Delicious Fall Drinks You Need ASAP

You cannot miss this year’s Starbucks seasonal fall drinks, plus the secret menu go-to’s.

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Callie Cameron

5 holiday Starbucks drinks that will satisfy everyone’s palate.

Callie Cameron, A&E Editor


It’s that time of year. The air is crisp and cold. The snow is starting to fall. Winter festivities are charging the spiritual air. ‘Tis the season of thanksgiving, Christmas shopping, decoration, and family time. The only thing left to complete perfection, is a holiday Starbucks cup in your right hand. The following is a list of the five best Starbucks drinks, to spice up your holiday season.  

First and foremost, the good ‘ole trusty pumpkin cream cold brew. Made with vanilla, starbucks signature strong cold brew blend, an authentic pumpkin cream cold foam on top, sprinkled with pumpkin spice for balance. Pumpkin-lovers, welcome to heaven. The first sip is full of sweet chilled pumpkin foam, which compliments the second sip of bitter cold brew. This is the perfect festive cold drink for some recharge. 

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
The Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is a delicious choice for anyone who loves a good Pumpkin Spice Latte, but also prefers a cold coffee option. (Callie Cameron)

The raspberry hot chocolate climbs to the greatest secret menu item yet. The creamy hot chocolate with 4 pumps of added raspberry is the perfect blend of rich milk chocolate and fruit. This is a creative twist if you’re looking to mix up your hot chocolate routine. 

Raspberry Hot Chocolate
The Raspberry Hot Chocolate is a satisfying and unconventional choice for anyone wanting to branch off from the Starbucks beaten path. (Callie Cameron)

Caramel Brulee latte, aka the god of all lattes, will satisfy the sweet tooth of any good caramel coffee addict. This sugary whipped latte is more on the caramel side than coffee. The whipped cream and salted caramel sprinkles top off seasonal addition. 

The Caramel Brûlée Latte is an absolute must try this holiday season. Starbucks, you’ve done it again. (Callie Cameron)

When in doubt, the iced caramel macchiato (I get mine with extra caramel drizzle) never fails. Layered 2% milk and espresso shots with caramel covering the bottom, it’s as beautiful as it sounds. If you don’t love strong coffee, but need a boost of caffeine- this is it. 

An iced caramel macchiato is perfect for anyone who isn’t a huge fan of the taste of coffee, but needs that extra boost. (Callie Cameron)

Last but certainly not the least, the complex “caramel apple pie” in a plastic cup will put a smile on your face. Complete with apple juice, two pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup, vanilla sweet cream cold foam, caramel drizzle and topped with cinnamon dolce powder, this drink will knock your socks off. Fall in a cup. 

Caramel Apple Pie
The Caramel Apple Pie Latte is exactly as fall tasting as it sounds. (Callie Cameron)

The prices range from four to nine dollars depending on the drink and the number of extra toppings but it is worth the expense. With a multitude of close locations in the Kansas City area, they are easily accessible. Start your season off right, with a fall drink that makes you happy.