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?