Caitlyn Hitt – Thrillist

Looks like your go-to Peppermint Mocha is about to feel as “basic” as a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Starbucks has a surprising new drink flavor to help keep you feeling festive — or, at the very least, pleasantly caffeinated – all winter long. Beginning Tuesday, the coffee purveyor is serving up a decidedly different holiday-themed drinklike few have tasted before: the Juniper Latte.

Inspired by last year’s Juniper Holiday Latte, served exclusively at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle, the Juniper Latte will join a collection of holiday favorites that includes Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Gingerbread Latte, and Eggnog Latte. The new Juniper Latte combines Starbucks espresso, steamed milk, and new juniper-flavored syrup. Instead of whipped cream, it’s topped off with layers of pine-citrus sugar dusted foam. Yes, pine. Like the tree.