WINTER HAS COME, fellow Gators, and we all know how hard it is to stay nice and warm in The Swamp. Not to worry though! We made a list of the best Starbucks drinks you should be sipping on this chilly season.
First on the list is the Peppermint Mocha. Studies have found that peppermint stimulates brain function and helps retain memory. Sip on this drink on the way to class to get that extra boost of brain power, energy, and warmth!
2. Pumpkin Spice Latte
Up next is everyone’s favorite holiday drink: a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Substitute the normal espresso shot for a Ristretto shot, which is a bit stronger than espresso and free of charge! It’s just what every struggling college student needs. I’ll have three, please.
3. Oreo Frappuccino
We all know winter in Florida is more like a S’winter (that is, half summer half winter). On the not so chilly days, try this sweet and icy secret menu favorite. You can create the Oreo Frap by ordering a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with java chips blended in, topped with mocha syrup and cookie crumbles. It may be a cold drink, but come on, what’s winter without cookies?
4. Spiced Sweet Cream Cold Brew
This one is my personal favorite. Starbucks’ new Spiced Sweet Cream Cold Brew is so strong it is guaranteed to wake up those tired brain cells, and the added dash of spice will surely make the cold walks in between classes a little less brutal.
5. Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato
Last but certainly not least, a Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato is top 5 on my list. This drink is the epitome of winter, and you can get it by simply asking for pumpkin spice syrup instead of vanilla. Top it with pumpkin spice topping and you've got yourself a new and improved version of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, but shhh, don’t tell your friends about it.
Kaylin Bailey is a first-year Telecommunication and Political Science major with a passion for entertainment and politics. Kaylin is both a reporter and writer for PopMedia TV.