I tried Starbucks’ new Irish Cream Cold Brew, and it’s already my favorite holiday drink

Starbucks taste test

Starbucks released its brand new holiday drink, the Irish Cream Cold Brew, on Tuesday.
The drink features Starbucks’ new Irish cream syrup, along with vanilla sweet cream cold foam and a dusting of cocoa powder on top.
I did a taste test of the limited-edition drink, Starbucks’ first iced holiday drink in the US since 2017, and absolutely loved it.
The Irish Cream Cold Brew tastes like caffeinated hot cocoa, and is just sweet enough that it can still be enjoyed daily (or with a shot of whiskey).
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Starbucks is ringing in the holiday season with a brand new drink — and a brand new syrup flavor.

Joining classics like the Peppermint Mocha and Eggnog Latte, the new Irish Cream Cold Brew is here to shake things up at the coffee giant.

The Irish cream syrup is a brand new addition at Starbucks and will be available for all other beverages as well.

I got a sneak peek of the Irish Cream Cold Brew before its official launch on Tuesday, and it’s already become my favorite holiday drink at Starbucks.

I arrived at a Starbucks tucked inside of a Manhattan office building on a chilly November day for a special preview of the chain’s new holiday drink.

I had no idea when I walked in what the drink would be, other than the promise that it would be festive.

Given the coffee chain’s previous holiday flavors, like the Christmas Tree Frappuccino and the Gingerbread Latte, I was expecting something that was going to be very on the nose. A Yule Log Mocha, perhaps? Maybe a Sugar Plum Cappuccino?

I was happily surprised when Starbucks revealed that its new holiday drink was an Irish Cream Cold Brew.

I’m not a huge coffee drinker by any means, and when I do get coffee I need something pretty sweet.

But I had loved Starbucks’ Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, which was released in August, so my hopes were high that the Irish Cream Cold Brew would deliver results as well.

Right off the bat, I was impressed that the finished product looked almost identical to its promotional picture.

The Irish Cream Cold Brew is made with Starbucks’ cold brew coffee and its new Irish cream syrup, a Starbucks representative explained during the preview.

The drink is topped with vanilla sweet cream cold foam, as well as a dusting of cocoa powder.

The top of the drink was especially pretty, and the cocoa powder made it look extra festive.

A Starbucks representative told us that the vanilla sweet cream cold foam is the same that was used in the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, minus the pumpkin spice dusting.

The cocoa powder made the drink smell like hot chocolate, which immediately put me in the holiday spirit.

On my first sip, I was hit with the vanilla sweet cream cold foam, which was nice and thick.

The drink tasted sweet but wasn’t overpowering the way a Frappuccino can be. The foam …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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