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Food Starbucks releases new holiday drink and brings back Starbucks for Life contest

14:35  03 december  2019
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According to a press release from the chain, the new wintry beverage features “a hint of juniper and sage, an evergreen aroma and citrus notes.” But that’s not all — along with the introduction of the newest holiday menu item, Starbucks also announced the return of its popular “ Starbucks for Life ”

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Starbucks is spicing up its holiday lineup with a festive new beverage. 

Starting Tuesday, the Irish Cream Cold Brew will be available at participating locations nationwide for a limited time.

The Irish Cream Cold Brew is made with the coffee giant's cold brew coffee and Irish cream flavored syrup over ice, topped with vanilla sweet cream cold foam and dusted with cocoa powder. 

While traditional Irish cream includes Irish whiskey and cream, Starbucks’ new drink is non-alcoholic.

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Starbucks is bringing the Juniper Latte nationwide and celebrating by giving away 30 years worth of drinks to one lucky winner. On Tuesday, the coffee giant announced the return of its Starbucks for Life contest .

Starbucks is bringing back 6 popular festive drinks , including its Peppermint Mocha, in time for the holidays . Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification. Starbucks is bringing back six drinks this holiday season.

“It pairs so well with cold brew because of the chocolate flavor in the Irish cream and the cocoa notes from the coffee,” Erin Marinan, a product developer for Starbucks, said in a company blog post. “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.”

Starbucks 2003 holiday cups. © Joshua Trujillo, Starbucks Starbucks 2003 holiday cups. Other holiday drinks available since Nov. 7 include Peppermint Mocha, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte and Eggnog Latte. All of the drinks are available hot, iced or as a blended Frappuccino.

Why introduce a new cold drink in winter?

Starbucks says cold coffee continues to be a hot trend and its cold beverage lineup makes up more than half of U.S. beverage sales.

Starbucks Unveils Holiday Cup Designs for 2019

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Starbucks releases its 2019 holiday cups on Nov. 7 along with free reusable red cups and winter drink menu with peppermint mochas and eggnog To encourage reuse, Starbucks is giving away free reusable red cups Thursday until supplies run out. The limited-edition reusable red cup features

Starbucks has released a new winter drink , the Juniper Latte. Starbucks also announced Tuesday the return of its popular Starbucks for Life contest where prizes totaling .6 million Bonus stars , free drinks and discounts also will be awarded. Learn more about the contest and find contest terms

Happy Hours in December

Starbucks also announced that its popular Happy Hour promotion will be held every Thursday in December.

From 2-7 p.m. every Thursday through the end of the year, there will be a buy-one-get-one free deal on all handcrafted beverages, grande or larger, including holiday drinks.

To get this deal, which is available when ordering ahead on the app and at participating locations in the U.S., you need the Starbucks app. The offer will automatically be loaded for Starbucks Rewards members.

In October, Starbucks revamped its Happy Hour promotion, which used to rotate with different specials. Now, on select Thursdays, the deal will be a buy-one-get-one free drink offer.

Starbucks for Life returns

The popular Starbucks for Life contest launches Tuesday. Prizes totaling more than $2.9 million are up for grabs through Jan. 6, according to the official rules

Starbucks Unveils Holiday Cup Designs for 2019

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Join Starbucks ® Rewards today. Oh what yum. Celebrate the season with the festive flavors of a Toasted White Chocolate Mocha. Warm and toasty. Our Holiday Turkey & Stuffing Panini serves up a lunch-sized Thanksgiving dinner on bread.

Starbucks has six holiday drinks on offer this season, including staples like the Peppermint Mocha and Gingerbread Latte. I could barely taste the mocha in this drink , and the coffee might as well have been non-existent. However, few flavors conjure the holidays and winter as well as peppermint

Members of the Seattle-based chain's loyalty program can enter the fifth annual contest for a chance to win one of five grand prizes – free drinks daily for 30 years, worth about $59,458 apiece. 

Other prizes include a freebie at Starbucks daily for shorter periods of time, including a year, six months, three months and a month. Bonus stars, free drinks and discounts also will be awarded. Stars turn into free drinks and food items in the loyalty program.

Game plays are earned on eligible purchases at participating stores with the Starbucks app or registered gift card. You can get a maximum of two plays per day plus bonus opportunities to earn additional plays. Rewards members also can request "free entries" on the website without making a purchase.

Learn more about the contest and find contest terms at

Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko

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