It is November 1 and the Christmas-themed drinks are already being offered at Starbucks. While I love a pump of the Sugar-Free Peppermint in my Cafe Americano and wish it was offered year round, I feel like so many holidays like Thanksgiving always gets overlooked.
If I could control the seasonal offerings at Starbucks and give equal playing time to the seasons, here are some flavor combinations that would work wonderful and change monthly.
January – Chai or Buttered Rum, something sweet and warming for the dead of winter
February – Mocha Strawberry, just like chocolate covered Strawberries for your Valentine
March – Spearmint, and of course it wouldn’t hurt to toss some green food coloring into the milky froths for St. Patrick’s Day
April – English Toffee and Peanut Butter Mocha, almost tastes like Easter candy to me
May – Iced Coffees, time to cool down as the weather heats up
June – Green Tea Lemonades, extra spin-off flavors like acai berry or pomegranate optional
July – Coffee Floats, adding a scoop of ice cream never killed anyone
August – Coconut, an island vacation for your coffee
September – Salted Caramel, since it is the height of apple harvests afterall.
October – Pumpkin Latte. Does this need explanation?
November – Cranberry Chai, or something fun to get you amped for holiday dinners
December – Peppermint Mocha, Gingerbread and Egg Nog, all big holiday favorites for the Christmas shoppers and home brews out there.
This is just my first stab at a unique take on each month, taking advantage of all the major American holidays and months of the year. So, what am I missing?