When Fall comes around, Starbucks is known for one thing, the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Every year it seems as if more and more people (the term “basic white girl” has been thrown around) flock to the stores before September 1st, if not sooner, to post a pic showing off their flannel sleeves and Fall-hued nails and of course, the obligatory PSL.
But Starbucks has a lot to offer in the Fall that isn’t a PSL. Because not all of us are Pumpkin Spice Latte fans, myself included. Here are all the other Fall drinks you have to try this Fall.
This drink is perfect for Fall. With a layer of foam and that easy sweetness, this drink is perfect for the season. This black tea based latte has added cinnamon and clove notes giving it a bit of a kick. Layer by layer this drink will win you over. Hey, it might even be your new go-to order!
Caramel is that perfect sweet and almost savory Fall flavor. Add it to almost anything and you’ve got a winner. Add caramel to your Fall apples, with a sprinkling of peanuts for that succulent snack. Add caramel to your vanilla ice cream for that delicious dessert. And add caramel (and foam) to your espresso for a Caramel Macchiato. This drink is sweet and rich, all at the same time. A Caramel Macchiato is delicious during the Fall and for some people, it’s their number one choice all year-long.
Fall is a good time to pull out the sweaters, scarves, light jackets, and hot chocolate. This drink is a classic, through and through. Who says just because it’s not snowing it’s not time for hot chocolate? And just because you get your drink from this chain doesn’t mean you cannot add your own toppings! Add some marshmallows on top for your typical, classic twist and if you want to really shake it up, add some coconut shavings, mini chocolate chips, or a huge dollop of whipped cream. Curl your fingers around your warm and steaming hot chocolate and enjoy!
Caramel Apple Spice Cider
You want Fall in a cup? Caramel Apple Spice Cider is your new drink of the season. With real apple juice and Starbucks’ own Cinnamon Dulce Syrup, this drink is sweet, spiced, and could be a stunt double for the Pumpkin Spice Latte. (Or the star of the show if you love apple more than you love pumpkin. <<me)
Triple Mocha Frappuccino
The Triple Mocha Frappuccino is a luxury drink from the start. This drink comes topped with whipped cream, white chocolate, and hints of dark caramel. It’s sugar-filled and sweet, served cold, and is almost like a coffee shake. This is not your typical drink but yet an indulgent and delicious dessert drink. If you want to drink a sweet treat, this is it.
Fall is a time for coffee, tea, and sweet treats all while in flannel, with Fall-hued nails, and booties. What else could you want during this season?
Well except of course apple flavored everything, pumpkin-flavored everything, and anything caramel you can get your hands on. Happy Fall drinking!