Hey friends and happy Fall! Although it’s still humid and 90 degrees in Atlanta, I’m trying my best to get into the fall spirit. Most people kick off the season by decorating with pumpkins, fall scented candles, fuzzy sweaters, and of course the iconic pumpkin spice latte. I’m here at Starbucks with my best friend Hope catching up on life while enjoying some our fall go-to drinks. We figured we would share with you guys our personal faves and must trys for the season.
Salted Carmel Mocha Frappuccino // Coffee Light Frappuccino with caramel drizzle
Want to treat yourself to something cold, sweet and savory? The Salted Carmel Mocha Frap is the way to go! Starbucks blends mocha sauce and toffee nut syrup with coffee, milk and ice to create this delicious treat. It is then sweetened with whip cream, caramel sauce, turbinado sugar and sea salt. This drink is jam packed with fall flavors, however it is a little sweet for my taste. For that reason, if I were to treat myself to this drink I would most likely order a tall (Starbucks’ small). I personally order a Coffee Light Frappuccino with caramel drizzle. A grande size is only 110 calories compared to the Salted Carmel Mocha Frap that is 440 calories. The Coffee Light Frap is still delicious and the caramel drizzle still gives it that sweet taste without being overly sweet. And of course, the light version keeps you guilt free.
Iced Cinnamon Almond Milk Macchiato
Hope’s go-to drink year-round is the oh so delicious iced cinnamon almond milk macchiato. This drink is made with bold espresso roast, creamy almond milk, and sweet cinnamon dolce syrup. It’s drizzled with caramel and sprinkled with cinnamon. I personally enjoy this drink because it is dairy free, low in calories and delicious. TBH – it puts me in total Christmas feels but I drink this drink year-round.
Iced Maple Pecan Latte
“Cuter than it taste and may put me in a sugar coma!” – Hope. This latte combines the rich flavors of espresso with maple syrup, pecan and brown butter with cold milk. Though this drink combines all of autumns greatest flavors, I personally think it is too sweet. Definitely give it a try if you are a latte lover. I’d love to hear your take on it. Though this drink is cute and Instagramable, the grande contains 310 calories…. YIKES!
Pumpkin Spice Latte
You’re not living if you haven’t tried a pumpkin spiced latte from Starbucks! This is the OG of fall drinks! Hope had never tried a pumpkin spiced latte before and her jaw literally hit the table when she had her first sip. Forget the calories and indulge in this limited time latte. It is literally worth every sip. The espresso and milk are highlighted by flavor notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Not to mention it is topped with whipped cream and real pumpkin pie spices. *Tries not to drool on self while typing description* Drop what you are doing and go treat yourself!
White Chocolate Mocha
THIS IS HANDS DOWN MY FAVORITE DRINK @ Starbucks. I order the White Chocolate Mocha with 1 pump and no whip cream. I order it hot year round and ask for no candy sprinkles on top during the holidays to avoid the extra calories. This drink is the perfect blend of espresso and white chocolate. I love trying new drinks at Starbucks but this will always be my all time favorite go-to hot drink.
On a side note from fall drinks, Hope and I are notorious for ordering a Strawberry Refresher from Starbucks at least twice a week. This strawberry drink gets its flavors from passion fruit & acai notes and is lightly caffeinated with green coffee extract. A blogger that I follow, Natalie Kennedy, suggests that you order the strawberry refresher with lemonade instead of water. She also adds two pumps of raspberry and asks for light ice. This is definitely my go-to drink after a powerful workout or a long day of running errands. It is so refreshing (hence the name). I always order a venti with light ice because I sip it down so fast! Mh mh mhhh!
AND BIG NEWS FRIENDS! HOPE STARTED A BLOG!
In honor of Hope’s blog and our beautiful friendship, we are doing a giveaway on our Instagram for BFFs! If you haven’t entered already, head over to my Instagram for all of the info.
Also- check out Hope’s website @ www.hopelavine.com<3