Holiday Drink Hacks to Try this Season! Money Savers Too!

You Rock to Westlake Hills for the Holiday Drink Hack!

November 22, 2019
Reusable Holiday Cup Top

2019 Holiday Drink Hack


A recent visit at the  Westlake Hills Starbucks had us discover a new smoother yummy way to drink our favorite Holiday Drink. We drink it all year long, no chocolate sprinkles.They don't melt well anyway. Starbucks Peppermint Mocha. We split a grande a couple times a week. Many times we get one before shopping errands over a weekend. A nice treat to share together while we're running around. The HACK is using the Starbucks Blonde Espresso Roast. I was surprised to find out it has more caffeine, which might not be something to do all the time. Although the taste is a bit lighter and smoother in a well-mixed Peppermint Mocha. It's a Yummy Smooth Hack for sure! I bet it would be yummy in the Carmel Mocha too! Next try! 

If you want one of the most consistantly yummy blended Starbucks Peppermint Mochas everytime you order. Hit up Barista Joey at the Mopac & William Cannon Starbucks. His tastes just like a Yummy Sweet Peppermint Patty! Joey Rocks! 

Starbucks $$ Saving Hacks

  • Use Your Starbucks App to Pay Everytime - It gives you points to get things. Free drinks / food. Special game plays for freebies. 
  • Ask for 'Light Ice' and 'No Water' - Cold drinks w/ less ice gives you more drink. The teas are stronger, and water is mixed w/ them. It will be stronger w/ no water.
  • Getting w / a Venti Tea? Go for 2 flavors - You can experiment w/ tastes. Make Green Tea a choice for a hack on cutting down on caffeine
  • Only pay for the Caramel Apple Spice Drink if that is what it is - If you get a steamed apple juice w/ the dulche pumps and no whip or caramel / drizzle, don't let them ring it up as a Caramel Apple Spice. You'll save .30-.35 a drink. I do this all the time, thanks to a heads up a few years ago on this hack. Some don't like to ring it up this way, because it's easier to hit 1 button, but most are very cool about it... especially if you ask.. nicely. You shouldn't have to pay for things you aren't drinking. If it's a drink you have often, you'd be surprised how much it can save you. 
  • Order a 'short size' .. secrect 8oz cup 
  • more here!

8 Plant-Based Starbucks Holiday Drink Hacks

  1. Butterscotch Latte  Order a plain Latte (which is vegan) made with non-dairy milk, and ask for equal parts of caramel and toffee nut syrup and no whip.
  2. Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino  Order a Vanilla Bean Creme Frap w/ non-dairymilk and add cinnamon dolce syrup
  3. Coffee Cake Latte  Order a Cafe Latte made w/ almond milk. Ask for an extra espresso shot, 3 pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup, 3 pumps of toffee nut syrup & 1 pump of vanilla syrup.
  4. Vegan Pumpkin Spiced Latte  Order a Cinnamon Dolce Latte made w/  almond milk. Ask the barista to add pumpkin spice topping before adding the foamed mil
  5. Candy Cane Latte  Order a Cafe Latte with scoops of vanilla bean powder made w/ non-dairy milk, and a pump of peppermint syrup
  6. Snickerdoodle Latte  Order a Caramel Latte made w/ non-dairy milk ask for no caramel sauce topping. Instead, add 1 pump of cinnamon dolce syrup.
  7. Nutella Cafe Misto  Order a Cafe Misto made with non-dairy milk w/ 1 pump each of caramel syrup, mocha sauce, and hazelnut syrup.
  8. S’mores Hot Chocolate Order a classic Hot Chocolate made w/ non-dairy milk w/ 1 pump each of toffee nut syrup and cinnamon dolce syrup.

What Holiday / Drink Hacks have you discovered?