Christmas lights are appearing, there's a slight chill in the air, and decorators are already setting up Rudolph and Santa in the front yard. But I know it's the holidays when some of my favorite seasonal drinks are popping up in my favorite coffee shops. 


Starbucks is serving up their usual holiday drinks like;: Eggnog Lattes, Gingerbread Lattes, Caramel Brulée Lattes, and Peppermint Mochas. Dieters you'll be pleased to find a new, Skinny Peppermint Mocha made with sugar-free peppermint syrup and sugar-free mocha sauce.

Dunkin' Donuts

Along with their new Warm Cinnamon Swirl Muffin, Coffee nuts can order a new Cinnamon Swirl Latte or one of the returning seasonal latte flavors: Peppermint Mocha or Gingerbread. Dunkin' also announced the permanent addition of Mint Hot Chocolate to the menu.


McDonald's McCafé is starting up a bit of friendly competition with Starbucks by introducing their own Peppermint Mochas and Peppermint Hot Chocolate - their first ever holiday drinks. These seasonal treats will only be available until January 2nd.

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