Order: Caramel Apple Spice
Optional: Add 2 Blonde Espresso Shots
A beverage to keep you and your hands warm is a lesser-known drink at Starbucks called the “Caramel Apple Spice.” It is an on-menu item and is the coffeeshop’s version of an apple cider. Completely delicious all throughout the fall and winter seasons, it is one of my personal favorites.
When ordering the drink, all you have to ask for is the “Caramel Apple Spice.” Its build is cinnamon dolce syrup, steamed apple juice, whipped cream, and caramel drizzle. If you’re looking for that apple cider taste but also need caffeine, I suggest adding two blonde shots to the drink. The blonde espresso is naturally sweeter and nuttier, so it won’t alter the apple cider flavor too much. As well, blonde espresso has more caffeine, thus making it into a sweeter and stronger apple juice latte.
If you are someone who does not drink or consume dairy, ask for it without the whipped cream and caramel drizzle. Instead, add carmel syrup into the body of the drink. The flavor will remain essentially the same and it will make the drink dairy-free!
This drink is one of the more hidden on-menu items that I would call a secret gem. Beloved by adults and children alike, the Caramel Apple Spice is a tasty drink that really takes your seasonal vibe to another level. Plus, it’s a nice alternative to a classic hot chocolate! Please give this drink a try and let me know what you think!