With special themed cups, a Christmas Blend Coffee, and decadent holiday beverages Starbucks makes the holidays merry and bright for its fans. This year they’re rolling out a new Juniper Latte to help keep you warm and caffeinated while you’re out and about helping Santa and his elves. According to a Starbucks press release, the Juniper Latte features “a hint of juniper and sage, an evergreen aroma and citrus notes.” The warm evergreen infused treat is made with espresso and steamed milk infused with juniper syrup and capped with foam and a dusting of pine-citrus sugar.
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The Juniper Latte will be available for a limited time and joins a festive holiday menu that includes Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte, Gingerbread Latte, and Eggnog Latte.
If you’re curious about junipers and their use in food and beverages. According to Wikipedia, juniper is used in a variety of dishes and it is most commonly used to flavor gin. Juniper sauce is also used in flavoring quail, veal, and other game dishes.