Starbucks just released the Irish Cream Cold Brew, a new holiday drink for the end of 2019.
It is a mixture of cold brew coffee and Irish cream syrup served over ice, topped with vanilla sweet cream cold foam and cocoa powder. The flavors of vanilla and cocoa perfectly complement the smooth cold brew to create a deliciously festive beverage.
“It pairs so well with cold brew because of the chocolate flavor in the Irish cream and the cocoa notes from the coffee. I think about that customer who’s in the middle of work or shopping, and this will help get them into the holiday spirit for the rest of the day.” - Erin Marinan, product developer for Starbucks R&D, creator of the new beverage
The cold drink is available for a limited time and ranges from $4.45 to $4.75 for a grande.
As for the idea of launching a cold coffee in the middle of the winter, did you know that the cold beverage lineup now makes up more than half of U.S. Starbucks beverage sales? Yep, we were amazed to discover that, too. Still, the Canadian customers can also try a hot version with the Irish Cream Americano. Maybe the winters up North are too harsh for frozen coffees.