Published Mar. 6, 2023
By AVERY PALSHAW
For avid Starbucks drinkers, here is a well-composed list of the 10 best beverages to order at one’s local Starbucks.
10. Drinking tea definitely isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but the Honey Citrus Mint Tea from Starbucks is flavorful with a burst of lemon and mint. It also lends itself useful during the cold and flu season.
9. With its magenta color and real dragonfruit pieces, a Mango Dragonfruit Refresher has a pleasant and subtle taste, and it is certainly refreshing.
8. There simply is no going wrong with a Chestnut Praline Latte. It’s simple and it doesn’t have an overbearingly sweet taste, like many other Starbucks drinks, and it has a bit of a savory hint to it.
7. The Peppermint Hot Chocolate truly tastes like Christmas in a cup. Though it’s considered a holiday drink, this hot chocolate deserves a spot on Starbucks’ year-round menu.
6. While the Strawberry Açaí Lemonade is a fairly simplistic and basic drink, it never fails to satisfy, especially on a warm Carmel day.
5. Although the Pumpkin Spice Latte is only available from August to November each year, it would be a crime not to feature it as one of the best Starbucks drinks. Its pumpkin flavor and warm spices are the equivalent of a comforting hug.
4. Despite some negative stigma around frappuccinos, the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino is a delicious mixture of chocolate and coffee flavors and surprisingly, it isn’t as sweet as one would imagine.
3. Starbucks’ Iced Chai Tea Latte has become increasingly popular, and for good reason. This iced tea has a unique blend of spices and it is also offered as a hot drink.
2. For iced coffee lovers, the Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew is life changing, with a perfect balance of sweet and bitter flavors. This cold brew is a refreshing drink topped with a sweet caramel foam.
1. Possibly the best Starbucks drink, an Iced Caramel Macchiato has a strong caramel flavor all throughout the drink. It’s not recommended for those who don’t enjoy highly sweetened coffee, but it is an excellent option if one doesn’t like their coffee bitter.