Celebrating the Spring Holidays

Starbucks Year-Round Holiday Drinks Taste Test

Starbucks Year-Round Holiday Drinks Taste Test



– We're about to hack Starbucks holiday beverages year round. – Let's talk about that. (funky electronic music) (fire crackles) – Good Mythical Morning. – If you wanna see us live in concert, go to rhettandlinklive.com
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for information about our upcoming top secret Mythical Society, at mythicalsociety.com. – Now if you got attached
to Starbucks holiday drinks over the holidays, you are not alone, but then right about now
you are in a world of hurt because the Yuletide has gone out to sea. – There it goes, but
luckily there are a lot of those recipes out there for
secret holiday-flavored drinks you can ask the barista to
make you all year round. It's time for I'm Awfully Jacked To Drink These Holiday Coffee Hacks. – So all of these drinks
we found recipes for on various sites, plus one
that we invented ourselves, but they're all made with
ingredients you can get at your local Starbucks any time of year. We're gonna taste them and
rank them so you will know which holiday drank you should be ordering all year long. – Our ranking scale is from,
I won't macchiato here alive, depresso, cafe au kait, French impressed, jave-rule, and better latte than ever. – Now if you decide to order
any of these from a Starbucks, just wanna go ahead and
say that they don't know what these drinks are, but
they're friendly baristas and if you give them the recipe, they're more than likely very
happy to make it for you. So just be nice to your local barista and do your ordering. (festive music) The peppermint mocha is a
popular Christmastime beverage at the Bucks but here's
one that's not on the menu but definitely should be,
the candy cane Frappuccino. Not to be confused with
the candy cane Al Pacino that I made for my
Christmas tree last year. – Oh, you made one of those too? – Yeah, yeah. Hoo-ah! – (chuckles) Yeah. – (chuckles) All right so
all you gotta do is order a vanilla bean Frappuccino and say, hey, add one pump peppermint syrup. You gotta say it like that, hoo-ah. – I've got some pretty
high hopes for this one, 'cause I like peppermint
mixed in with my vanilla. – Mm, there's nothing to
complain about here for me. – It's so subtle.
– I think you're underwhelmed by the peppermint. You can order three pumps if
you really like peppermint, but judging by the recipe
that we have and have made, you're underwhelmed. I'm happy but I don't feel festive because I do think that– – This doesn't take me
back to that holiday time. This doesn't take me back to
when I was trying to figure out how big my Al Pacino
was gonna be this year. If it was gonna be one
that hangs from the tree or ones that sits on the hearth. – All right so for the
candy cane Frappuccino, I think we're already moving down here. – Yeah.
– Look at your frown. – I think we may be in
depresso territory right here. I'm sorry, Al. – Hey that's okay.
– Should we apologize to Al Pacino or is that–
– No no no. – Indirect.
– Very indirect. – Okay. (festive music) Now it's natural to
gain 20 to 30 pounds of pure cookie weight over the holidays. Everybody does that, but
now that they're over, you can still enjoy a holiday
cookie every once in awhile in drink form with a snickerdoodle latte. – How do you make it? – [Rhett] This is a cafe latte
and then you just add a pump of white mocha and a
pump of cinnamon dolce. – All right dink it. – I'm kind of excited about this. – Yeah me too. – It's hot. I don't indulge in the
coffee drinks very often, so they just really hit me, in a good way. – That little bit of cinnamon. What was lacking with the
peppermint is now just a perfect little flirtatious cinnamon. – Every time I have a cafe latte, it takes me back to that
first latte that I ever had. I was about 26 years old,
I was at a gas station. – You were, really?
– Yeah. – Never had a latte? – That was the first one I had. I'm a redneck, man. (Link chuckles)
You are too. You were probably 26.
– I had one before that. – You were probably 26 as well. – This is good. And it does taste like
a snickerdoodle cookie. I think it's very accurate. It's very festive. It's very satisfying. – [Rhett] I'm just gonna kinda
set it between two and three. – [Link] Yeah, yeah. – Because I still hope
that we can do better. But I'm very happy. – Look how happy he is. – Very happy. – He's very happy. (festive music) Starbucks has a seasonal
chestnut praline flavor, but come spring, your open
fire might still be burnin' and you're craving some
chestnuts to roast over it, and in that case, you can order this roasted chestnut macchiato. Warning, it contains no actual chestnuts. – Right, because those are poisonous. – Wow, you order a hot hazelnut macchiato. Macchiato. Add one pump toffee nut syrup, one pump extra hazelnut syrup, half pump white chocolate
mocha syrup and then top with spiced whipped cream and hazelnut drizzle, and the barista will love you for it. – (chuckles) Yeah, if you
order this and get out of there without a stank eye,
you deserve it for free. – Dink it. Mm-hmm hm hm. – Hazelnut's not my favorite nut. – There's none in it. So you've been tricked into thinking there's hazelnuts in this. That's success.
– Hold on. There are hazelnuts. There's one pump extra hazelnut syrup. There's no chestnuts. – I thought you said chestnuts. Thought I fooled ya. – And you're not a hazelnut man either. This is one of the few things in life that we both don't like.
– Yeah, I hate this. Whoa, really?
– (chuckles) Yeah. 'Cause I like everything. – We both hate hazelnut. – You hate everything, I love everything, but every once in awhile I hate something and you love something but this is one of those rare jinxes. – I did love my Aunt Hazel. She only had one leg. – But no nuts, no nuts at all. You gotta put this at
the bottom, I'm sorry. And I feel bad because I don't
like it when Link does this when there's an ingredient
that he doesn't like and we have to put it all
the way at the bottom, but because we both hate
it, we have no choice. – She had a great sense of humor. (crew laughs) (festive music) – Starbucks has an amazing
eggnog latte for the holidays but I might just want it late one night in July when I'm curled up reading the latest Beverly Jenkins romance novel. And this hack isn't exactly eggnog, but it's an approximation
that you can order anytime you want. You start with a chai latte and then you add one pump caramel syrup. – Okay. Does it taste like an eggnog? – It does. It does but not as good as an eggnog. – It's very tea-ish. What is the latest Beverly
Jenkins romance novel? – Second Time Sweeter so number
nine in the Blessing series. (Link and crew chuckle)
– Okay. – It's really good. She's really hitting the
stride with number nine. – It's the best one? – So far, they get better, I mean, number five was a little bit of dip. I lost interest but then I
really regained it back with six. – The spice is very eggnogish, but I mean there's no way around the fact this is still just a chai latte. You start to get a hint of the holidays, but you're not fully
immersed in it once again. So I think we're somewhere in the middle. All right? – Solidly down here. Solidly.
– Yeah. – Cafe au kait. All right. (festive music) – If you're one of those
families that doesn't take down their Christmas tree until May, then this drink's for you. It's the Christmas tree Frappuccino. It's supposed to taste and
look like a Christmas tree. You just order a green tea Frappuccino. Add one and a half pumps peppermint syrup, a half pump raspberry syrup
and top it with whipped cream and cookie crumble. So let's see if it takes
you deep into the tree. – This has a lot of stuff that I like. I get the green tea stuff in Starbucks. – I usually don't.
– But I've never added peppermint and raspberry,
who would have thought? Cookie crumble on top. – This is a tasty, tasty beverage. And nothing that I listed is something that I was excited about ingesting in this particular combination, but– – This is my favorite. – It's very tasty and
it's also very holidayish. I mean it's green. (crew laughs) – I mean it's green. – It's got an evergreen taste?
– It's like skiing through an alpine forest with your mouth open. – Exactly.
– You know what I'm saying? Which I recommend. – We're liking that
better than the cookie? Yeah we can put yours up
there and we're putting it at number one but let me tell ya, we've invented one that can
give it a run for its money. (festive music) – All right like Link
said, we made this one up. And when you go to bed before Christmas, you might leave out some cookies for Santa and some carrots for the reindeer. Don't forget about the reindeer. – Right.
– And this drink encapsulates the treats that you set out. We call it the welcome package. It starts with a vanilla
bean cream Frappuccino. You add some cookie crumbs
and then a half bottle of Evolution Organic Carrot Apple Juice, which is something they
sell in most Starbucks. – You gotta grab it, then hand it to 'em and tell 'em to pour it in. – You gotta make friends.
– Yes you are a little crazy but it's worth it, for the reindeer. It's great. Whoa. Boy that carrot juice. – It really thins it out,
you know what I mean? – I don't even taste any
of the apple juice part of the carrot apple juice, it's just– – I'm going to the whipped cream because– – It tastes healthy. – It's too healthy tasting. – Wow, it's like the holidays
and then the recovery wrapped up into one. – I don't taste any of the cookie anymore. I mean, a little bit of the cookie. – Yeah, the cookie's been carroted away. (Link sighs) – Sorry Josh. – Are we looking at number one for this? – Uh, nope. (chuckles) – We're not gonna dethrone number one. Are we gonna dethrone the
snickerdoodle at number two? – [Rhett] I think we should– – [Link] What? – No I think we should not.
– Okay. What about the eggnog at number
three, does it beat that? No. What about the candy cane
Frappuccino, does it beat that? No. – [Rhett] Wow, you don't
think it beats, okay. – It doesn't. It has carrot juice in it.
– It definitely beats the roasted chestnut macchiato because of that hazelnut syrup, I'm sorry. – [Link] Hate for the hazelnut runs deep! – They need to pull that out. So if you are going to
order a holiday drink on a non-holiday time, you should pick the
Christmas tree Frappucino. – Mm-hmm. Thank you for liking,
commenting and subscribing. – You know what time it is. – Hi, I'm Marie in front
of Starbucks in Yokohama, and the guy in the poster
reminds me of Rhett. And it's time to spin
the Wheel of Mythicality. – Oh look a guy with a beard. (crew chuckles)
– That's me! Click the top link to watch
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Reader Comments

  1. PRALINE!!!!
    Why did he say it like that?!?!? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ you say it like praw-lean. Im from louisiana and i have never hear anyone say it like pray-lean ๐Ÿ˜‚

  2. I am a barista at Starbucks and am constantly getting requests for these drinks. I try to memorize them cause sometimes it upsets or annoys the customer when I donโ€™t know the drink but thank you Rhett and Link for clear up that we are not required by our company to memorize these.

  3. Word of advice for those wanting to get an 'all year round' Starbucks drink. Don't assume they have all the ingredients. Some ingredients get phased out to make room for new drinks e.g. not every establishment will have the Cinnamon Dolce syprup. Also, some syrups really are seasonal, you'll be lucky if Toffeenut stays around till February, this goes back to my point on how much they can keep in storage.

    Plus for those in Europe and UK, we are DECADES behind what they have in the U.S. e.g. you won't be seeing the frickin' Unicorn frap till another 5 – 20 years. If we're lucky.

  4. I got the Christmas tree frappe thingy and it was really good but I think it was too peppermint I couldn't taste much of the matcha or raspberry. Lovely experience though!

  5. Dont assume that because you order a secret menu item that the barista has ANY idea what you are talking about. They aren't trained on secret menu items. They're trained the actual menu. Thats it. So have how to make it ready to help the situation go by quicker

    Sincerely
    Former starbucks barista

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