The InPrint Barista: Starbucks favorites

Meghan Maier, Assistant Online Editor

With a wide variety of drink options at Starbucks, here is a list of the best drinks to help your decision-making process easier.

1: Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte with Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

This drink contains freshly steamed milk and Cinnamon Dolce Syrup with Starbucks’s Signature Espresso and ice. Adding the vanilla sweet cream cold foam helps make the coffee not as bitter and adds a little sweetness to make for a very refreshing coffee. This drink is a little more expensive, it costs $7.10 at the Owen Road Starbucks for a Grande but is worth every penny. 

2: Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha

Starbucks’s Signature Espresso is combined with a trio of white chocolate sauce, Peppermint Syrup and milk served over ice. It’s topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings. This is a staple drink for me in the wintertime. This coffee isn’t overly bitter but also not super sweet. It tastes good both iced and warm and costs $6.89 for a Grande at the Owen Road Starbucks. 

3: Iced Vanilla Latte

This drink contains Blonde Espresso and Vanilla Syrup with milk over ice. Although this is a very simple coffee, it has a delicious taste if you’re in the mood for a subtle-flavored coffee. This drink costs $5.25 at the Owen Road Starbucks for a Grande. 

4: Strawberry Açaí Lemonade Refresher

If you’re not in the mood for coffee or you just don’t like coffee, this refresher is a great choice. This refresher includes strawberry flavors, passion fruit and açaí balanced with lemonade and caffeine from green coffee extract. This is a sweet but subtle drink that I love getting in the summertime to cool off. The Strawberry Açaí Lemonade Refresher costs $5.04 at the Owen Road Starbucks for a Grande.

5: Iced Caramel Macchiato

This drink includes rich espresso with Vanilla Syrup, poured over milk and ice and topped with Caramel Drizzle. The milk and caramel help to mask the bitter taste of the espresso and add a great flavor. The cost of this drink at the Owen Road Starbucks is $5.57 for a Grande.