Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Current Drink Favorite

While most people are content with their daily cup of joe, my drink choice changes by the week, as I've mentioned before.  Working at Starbucks managed to open my eyes to the millions of drink choices that exist!  (I mean, who knew that when you put a couple of pumps of vanilla into an earl grey latte it makes such deliciousness?!  Not me, until I was working there.)

As we are moving into fall with this amazing weather, my affinity for all things pumpkin has kicked into high gear.  However, when we were in California, for some reason all I could think about cider!  

While my grandma's recipe for apple cider trumps all others (will post that soon), Starbucks has stepped in for the meantime.  And thanks to my super awesome friend, Lindsay Tarquinio, after tweeting about my cravings on Monday night, I had a Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider on my desk on Tuesday morning (if that's all the good that comes out of twitter, I'm content!).  

If you're interested in hearing what I believe is the best version of this beverage, continue on.  For a tall, Starbucks uses 3 pumps cinnamon dolce syrup, apple juice, caramel sauce, and whipped cream.  It's really yummy, but can be too sweet depending on your tastebuds and/or time of day.  I think the perfect combo for a tall is 2 pumps cinn. dolce, light caramel sauce, and no whip.  Mmmmmmm.  To the right you can see the nutritional info for a tall w/ no whip.  Not too bad :)

So go out and try one.  It's perfect for the fall weather!!


Allison said...

that sounds delicious! I will definitely be trying this in the very near future...