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Merry Strawberry Mochas, Plus 5 More Delicious Starbucks Drinks from Around the World

Did you know that the iconic Peppermint Mocha turns 20 years old this holiday season? That’s right, you’ve been sipping that festive, never-gets-old bev for two decades. But have you ever wondered what Starbucks fans around the world drink during this time of year? Read on for six international Starbucks drinks that we’d hop a plane to try.

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1. Merry Strawberry Mocha

Available in Latin America and the Caribbean

Picture a white chocolate mocha made with milk and espresso as usual, poured over layers of mocha sauce and topped with whipped cream and strawberry drizzle. We’d totally have it pre-Christmas, but it screams Valentine’s Day to us.

2. Oat Cream Butterscotch Cold Brew

Available in South Korea

You may need to fly to East Asia to taste this java drink, but it sounds like Vermont’s finest to us. Think maple- and butterscotch-flavored cold brew coffee, crowned with sweet vanilla oat cream.

3. Butter Caramel Mille-Feuille

Available in Japan

Wow—they really pulled out all the stops with this one. Inspired by the buttery layers of French mille-feuille pastry, this bev combines decadent sweet custard and butter caramel sauces with the crunch of pie crust.

4. Praline Cookie Hot Chocolate

Available in Africa, Europe and the Middle East

Because chocolate is one food the entire globe can get behind. This hot chocolate is spiked with the flavors of buttery baked cookies and caramelized hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts. Don’t even get us started on the chocolatey whipped cream and cookie crumb sprinkles.

5. Cranberry White Mocha

Available in Latin America and the Caribbean

We like to imagine that this one tastes just like the chain’s beloved Cranberry Bliss Bars. It starts like a regular white mocha, then it’s finished with a thick swirl of cranberry drizzle and a dusting of crystallized cranberry sugar.

6. Caramel Waffle Latte

Available in Africa, Europe and the Middle East

A Dutch-style stroopwafel cookie, in liquid form. Starbucks’s signature espresso meets steamed milk and an impeccably spiced winter waffle sauce before the latte is topped with caramel whipped cream and a spiced caramel waffle crunch topping. BRB, drooling.

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Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.


taryn pire

Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...