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All of the Drinks and Pastries on Starbucks’ Holiday Menu

For many, the launch of Starbucks’ holiday menu ushers in the unofficial start of the holiday season.

With festive cup designs, nostalgic drinks, and cheery pastries, customers look forward to the coffee chain’s holiday menu all year long.

This year’s menu dropped on November 3rd to much fanfare. This year’s lineup features plenty of returning favorites like the Peppermint Mocha and Sugar Plum Cheese Danish, as well as a brand-new pastry.

There’s something for everyone on this menu, and the sky’s the limit when it comes to customizing your Starbucks holiday drink.

Feel free to switch out the type of milk and add extra shots of espresso or pumps of syrup to any of the drinks below.

Plus, Starbucks’ annual Red Cup Day will take place on Thursday, November 17th, 2022.

On Red Cup Day, customers who purchase a holiday drink are given a free, reusable grande red cup.

Simply order any size of one of the holiday drinks below, and you’ll receive a collectible, festive cup to use all season long.

Read on to find out what Starbucks has in store for us this holiday season!

Starbucks Holiday Drinks

Starbucks offers several holiday drinks this year, some of which can be ordered both iced and hot.

Let’s take a closer look at each drink on the holiday menu below.

Peppermint Mocha

The Peppermint Mocha is arguably the most beloved of all Starbucks holiday drinks. In fact, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the iconic beverage.

The Peppermint Mocha combines the classic holiday flavors of chocolate and peppermint for a drink that’s rich and refreshing at the same time.

This drink combines Starbucks’ signature espresso roast, steamed milk, rich mocha sauce, and peppermint syrup.

It is then topped with whipped cream and curls of dark chocolate.

The drink can be ordered in four Starbucks sizes: short, tall, grande, or venti.

A grande Peppermint Mocha contains 440 calories, 54g of sugar, and 16g of fat.

You can also order an iced version of the Peppermint Mocha. It’s available in three sizes: tall, grande, and venti.

A grande Iced Peppermint Mocha contains 420 calories, 49g of sugar, and 17g of fat.

Irish Cream Cold Brew

People can’t seem to get enough of cold foam, so it’s no surprise that Starbucks has a holiday drink featuring the mega-popular ingredient.

The Irish Cream Cold Brew boasts a smooth texture and a subtly sweet vanilla chocolate flavor.

The drink is made with Starbucks Cold Brew, Irish cream syrup, a dollop of vanilla sweet cream cold foam, and a sprinkling of cocoa powder.

It comes in four sizes: tall, grande, venti, and trenta.

A grande Irish Cream Cold Brew contains 200 calories, 24g of sugar, and 11g of fat.

You can customize the amount of ice, cold foam, and syrup in your drink.

You can also add a shot or two of espresso for an extra boost of caffeine!

Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte

This cookie-inspired holiday drink is back for its second year! The Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte is sweet, buttery, and nutty.

Made with sugar cookie syrup, Starbucks blonde espresso, almond milk, and festive sprinkles, this is the lightest and most refreshing of all Starbucks holiday drink offerings.

This iced latte is available in three sizes: tall, grande, and venti.

A grande Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk contains 150 calories, 25g of sugar, and 3.5g of fat.

Starbucks also offers this holiday drink as a hot latte, which comes in four sizes: short, tall, grande, and venti.

A grande hot Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte contains 180 calories, 27g of sugar, and 6g of fat.

Caramel Brulée Latte

As its name suggests, the Caramel Brulée Latte is reminiscent of crème brulée.

Just like the dessert it’s inspired by, the drink has notes of rich custard and burnt caramelized sugar.

This latte is made with Starbucks’ signature espresso, steamed milk, and caramel brulée sauce.

It’s topped with whipped cream and crunchy caramel brulée bits.

This drink can be ordered in four sizes: short, tall, grande, or venti.

A grande Caramel Brulée Latte contains 410 calories, 48g of sugar, and 14g of fat.

It is also available as an iced latte in three sizes:  tall, grande, and venti.

A grande Iced Caramel Brulée Latte contains 400 calories, 44g of sugar, and 16g of fat.

Toasted White Chocolate Mocha

The next drink on the Starbucks holiday menu is the Toasted White Chocolate Mocha.

With rich white chocolate and nutty undertones, this drink is coziness in a cup.

The Toasted White Chocolate Mocha is made with caramelized white chocolate, steamed milk, Starbucks’ signature espresso, and whipped cream.

It’s topped with red sugar sparkles and crispy white pearls for extra holiday cheer.

This drink comes in four sizes: short, tall, venti, and grande.

A grande hot Toasted White Chocolate Mocha contains 420 calories, 55g of sugar, and 15g of fat.

You can also order an iced drink version of this mocha.

It comes in tall, grande, and venti sizes.

A grande Iced Toasted White Chocolate Mocha contains 400 calories, 50g of sugar, and 17g of fat.

Chestnut Praline Latte

The Chestnut Praline Latte is caramelized, nutty, and lightly spiced.

With sugary praline as its main flavor and undertones of buttery roasted chestnut, this drink is perfect for those who want to try a Starbucks holiday drink that’s a little different.

Starbucks’ Chestnut Praline Latte is made with its signature espresso, steamed milk, and chestnut praline syrup.

It’s topped with whipped cream and spiced praline crumbs.

This drink can be ordered short, tall, grande, or venti.

A grande Chestnut Praline Latte contains 330 calories, 38g of sugar, and 14g of fat.

You can also order it as an iced latte in tall, grande, or venti sizes.

A grande Iced Chestnut Praline Latte contains 320 calories, 34g of sugar, and 16g of fat.

Starbucks Holiday Bakery Items

In addition to the drinks, Starbucks has a few bakery items on the holiday menu this year.

Most of these pastries are returning favorites, but there’s also a brand new item on the list.

Let’s take a look at each bakery item below.

Chocolate Pistachio Swirl

This year, Starbucks is debuting a brand new holiday menu item – the Chocolate Pistachio Swirl.

This Starbucks pastry is made with brioche dough and shaped like a cinnamon roll.

Inside its spirals is a cocoa cinnamon cream cheese filling. Pistachio pieces are added to the top for the perfect crunch.

Overall, guests are a little disappointed with the new bakery item.

The consensus is that the pastry is dry, the pistachio and chocolate flavors are too subtle, and it tastes like a cinnamon roll without frosting.

Most reviewers recommend ordering it warmed up, which helps with the overall dryness.

Each Chocolate Pistachio Swirl contains 280 calories, 13g of sugar, and 11g of fat.

Reindeer Cake Pop

Starbucks’ Reindeer Cake Pop is back and cuter than ever.

This pop is made with classic vanilla cake encased in chocolate icing. It’s finished with eyes, antlers, and a red nose!

This dessert has the moist, rich flavor people have come to expect from a Starbucks cake pop.

Each Reindeer Cake Pop contains 140 calories, 14g of sugar, and 7g of fat.

Cranberry Bliss Bar

The Cranberry Bliss Bar is another returning favorite. This bar has truly got it all – it’s sweet, rich, tangy, and fruity.

The base of the bar is a blondie and has dried cranberries baked throughout.

On top is a layer of cream cheese frosting with flecks of orange zest and a sprinkling of more dried cranberries.

Each Cranberry Bliss Bar contains 290 calories, 28g of sugar, and 15g of fat.

Snowman Cookie

One of the most beloved Starbucks holiday pastries is the Snowman cookie. Just look at that face!

This shortbread cookie is thick and buttery. The cookie has a classic vanilla shortbread flavor, while the icing is white chocolate flavored.

Each cookie contains 390 calories, 25g of sugar, and 21g of fat.

Sugar Plum Cheese Danish

This holiday treat starts with a fluffy, flaky danish. Inside is a tangy cream cheese filling with a spiced sugar plum jam.

The danish itself is flaky, buttery, and light. The sugar plum jam is lightly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.

You can order this danish warmed-up or as-is. Either way, you’ll have visions of this danish dancing in your head for days to come!

Each Sugar Plum Cheese Danish contains 330 calories, 16g of sugar, and 15g of fat.


Whether you’re in the mood for an iced latte, a hot mocha, or an adorable baked good, Starbucks has you covered this holiday season.

Plus, there are even more holiday drinks that can be ordered at Starbucks – most specialty lattes can be ordered in hot chocolate form, making the perfect holiday sip for those who don’t drink coffee.

Do not forget to stop by Starbucks on November 17th to snag your free holiday cup!

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About the Author

Samantha Jenkins is a food writer and digital marketing manager with a passion for storytelling, perusing grocery store aisles, reading menus, and eating really good food.

In her free time, she enjoys baking, performing in musicals, and cohosting the East Coast Haunts podcast.

December 19, 2022