Starbucks Has Concocted a New Holiday Beverage (Video)
Your Starbucks addiction may finally pay off.
On Tuesday, the coffee giant announced the return of its Starbucks for Life contest. Just as the name implies, contestants who are currently enrolled in its Starbucks Rewards program may enter to win free daily drinks for 30 years, worth a grand total of $56,575. However, if you’re not one of the five lucky grand prize winners you can still take home one of the company’s other prizes, which include daily, weekly and monthly drink giveaways, totaling an estimated $1.6 million in caffeinated prizes to keep you going.
But, that’s not the only thing Starbucks has going on this season. It also announced that the Juniper Latte is finally available in stores nationwide. The drink, which made its debut at select stores last winter, is now available to anyone sick of the same old Eggnog Latte.
According to Food&Wine, the drink comes with juniper syrup along with notes of sage that somewhat resemble the taste of a gin cocktail. In the concoction, customers will also find espresso and milk that combine into a smooth, mellow taste. The drink also comes topped with citrus and juniper sugar to finish off this holiday treat.
But, if you want in on the juniper goodness you better act fast as it’s only here for a limited time. And if this drink isn’t doing it for you fear not, as Starbucks is also offering its other traditional seasonal drinks including Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Gingerbread Latte and the aforementioned Eggnog Latte.
Oh, and one more thing: If you’re going to only get one Starbucks drink this season make sure to go in and indulge on Saturday, Dec.1. On that day, which also marks World AIDS Day, Starbucks will donate 20 cents for every latte purchased in participating U.S. and Canada stores with funds going to the Global Fund to help (RED) fight AIDS. Giving back and getting to taste the season, what’s better than that?