Starbucks introduces 2022 holiday cups, festive menu
Starbucks has announced its line of red holiday cups and special menu treats.
Cody Godwin, USA TODAY
It’s a Starbucks tradition unlike any other: the return of the coffee chain’s signature holiday drinks – and festive cups.
Starbucks launched its holiday beverage menu on Thursday. The menu brings back classic drinks including the Peppermint Mocha, the Caramel Brulée Latte, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha and the Chestnut Praline Latte.
The menu also features the return of seasonal coffees such as the Christmas Blend and Holiday Blend.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Starbucks holiday cups, which were introduced in 1997. The company will unveil four new mugs to kick off the holiday season.
“We’ve always talked about the mugs as little gifts, and we hope they feel like a celebratory gift to our customers and store partners,” Starbucks creative director Gary Jacobson said in a statement.
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Starbucks holiday mugs 2022
The coffee giant said it is rolling out four holiday cups to commemorate 25 years of holiday cups.
Gift-wrapped magic. A red and green cup with “wavy ribbons and glittery sparkles” to look like wrapping paper.
Frosted Sparkle. This mint green cup includes stars and diamond shapes.
Ornament Wonder. The standard white Starbucks cup gets a festive makeover with a pattern of holiday symbols, such as ornaments and Christmas trees.
Cozy Evergreen. This bright red cup has a pattern of white Christmas trees.
What’s on Starbucks holiday menu?
This year’s menu will feature the return of several notable drinks, including the Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha and the Irish Cream Cold Brew. Starbucks will also be bringing back the Iced Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte after it was introduced last year.
The Chocolate Pistachio Swirl makes its debut this year, described by Starbucks as “creamy chocolate filling with notes of cinnamon and coffee swirled into butter.
brioche-inspired dough with mint chocolate chips and topped with chopped pistachios.”
What about Red Cup Day 2022?
Starbucks has yet to confirm when it will host this year’s Red Cup Day, when the coffee chain gives away a reusable, limited-edition red cup with the order of a holiday or fall drink.
Last year’s Red Cup Day was held on November 18, two weeks after Starbucks launched its holiday beverage menu.
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