Starbucks Just Dropped a Game-Changing Holiday Cold Brew Flavor

Sip on cold (but cheerful!) coffee even when temps are sub-zero.
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Everyone's favorite coffee chain is back with a new, fabulous drink. Starbucks already has a whole slew of cold brew flavors on the menu, including salted cream cold foam, cascara cold foam, and nitro cold brew—not to mention the seasonal pumpkin cold brew that disappeared with the start of winter. But no worries, they replaced the cold PSL with a new cold seasonal drink that is sure to sell like hot cakes. 

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Introducing: the Irish Cream Cold Brew. This coffee concoction combines standard cold brew with Irish cream syrup, vanilla sweet cream cold foam, and a dash of cocoa powder on top. Aside from sounding beyond delicious, the Irish Cream Cold Brew is the first cold-only holiday drink ever created by Starbucks.

This sweet sipper joins the ranks of Starbucks' other 2019 holiday drinks, including the classic eggnog latte and peppermint mocha. Other notable festive finds hail from previous years' menus: the chestnut praline latte, toasted white chocolate mocha, and caramel brulée latte. Fans of the gingerbread latte were sad to see it missing from this year's lineup, but hopefully the Irish Cream Cold Brew will fill that latte-sized hole on the menu (and in their hearts). 

Starbucks is also offering iced and Frappuccino versions of all holiday drinks, which might sound counterintuitive, but shouldn't coffee drinkers of all types get to enjoy the jubilant bevs? It's just what's fair. And get the 'gram ready, because as per usual, the collection of themed cups is adorable. This year's designs focus on typography, spelling out "merry," "coffee," and "Starbucks" on top of festive patterns.

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Luckily for the cold coffee fans out there, it appears the Irish Cream Cold Brew will come in a holiday-themed cold-drink cup, so you don't have to miss out on all that merry. For an eco-friendly bonus, customers who bought the reusable red cup can bring it in and snag a small discount on their holiday drink.

If you can't decide which holiday drink to go with, your best bet is to hit up participating Starbucks locations on Thursdays in December for their happy hour. From 2 p.m. 'till 7 p.m., Starbucks app users can get two merry drinks (size grande or larger) for the price of one! The only hard part is choosing which to try, but thankfully you've got all month to test the menu.

So what are you waiting for? Hop on over to Starbucks for the new Irish Cream Cold Brew—it's sure to be a cup full of joy.