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'Tis the Season! Starbucks' Holiday Drinks Are Back in 2020, and These Are Our Favorites


Nov. 6 2019, Updated 3:19 p.m. ET

Now that spooky season has officially ended, you're probably already starting to think about Thanksgiving, and eventually, Christmas. And with the impending holiday season comes Starbucks' highly anticipated holiday menu.

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Starbucks' holiday drink lineup for 2020 is festively delicious:

In fact, according to a press release, Starbucks' holiday drinks are hitting U.S. Starbucks menus nationwide on Friday, Nov. 6. And to honor the return of the Seattle-based coffee chain's holiday menu, we've comprised a definitive ranking to help you decide on your order.

1. Eggnog Latte

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Emulating the greatest holiday beverage out there, the Eggnog Latte is truly unbeatable.

If you've never tried it for yourself, it mixes real (alcohol-free) eggnog with milk, espresso, and nutmeg, according to Countdown to Red Cups, a Starbucks fan blog. The Eggnog Latte is — hands down — the best of Starbucks' holiday menu, no ifs, ands, or buts.

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2. Peppermint Mocha

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Combining classic holiday flavors of peppermint, coffee, and chocolate, the Peppermint Mocha is the adult version of hot chocolate that you've always wanted.

According to Bustle, the drink features two shots of espresso, four pumps of mocha sauce, two pumps of peppermint syrup, and two percent steamed milk, which is topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings. It's pure heaven.

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3. Caramel Brulee Latte

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Reminiscent of the taste of the French dessert, the Caramel Brulée Latte essentially defines "decadence."

According to Bustle, the drink features one (or more) shots of espresso, steamed milk, caramel brulée sauce, whipped cream, and "shimmery" caramel brulée topping.

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4. Chestnut Praline Latte

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If *class* is what you usually aim for, the Chestnut Praline Latte is most likely your holiday sip of choice. Originally released in 2014, the Chestnut Praline Latte blends fresh espresso with notes of caramelized chestnuts. It's mixed with freshly steamed milk and topped with whipped cream and spiced praline crumbs, according to Slate. 

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5. Toasted White Chocolate

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The Toasted White Chocolate is a satisfying sip that has a way of warming the soul.

According to Teen Vogue, it contains caramelized flavors of white chocolate with a whipped topping, and — most importantly — candied cranberry sugar. It's definitely a sugar rush worth seeking out.

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6. Gingerbread Latte (RIP)

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The Gingerbread Latte would probably be at the top of this list if it were still available, but sadly, it's now defunct. It won't be available within the holiday lineup this year. 

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Starbucks' holiday lineup also includes a new scone, as well as some festive favorites.

Additionally, the bakery section of Starbucks also got an upgrade this holiday season. Starbucks just introduced a new Cranberry Orange Scone, which will be available alongside holiday bakery favorites: Sugar Plum Danish, Cranberry Bliss Bar, Snowman Cake Pop, and the Snowman Cookie.

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Regardless of which sip you choose, Starbucks' holiday menu will bring some serious cheer this year. Try them all, or find your favorite — either way, you have quite a while until they go back into the holiday vault. 

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