How to get Starbucks Christmas punch: Off-menu festive drink goes viral

Eve Edwards December 15, 2022
How to get Starbucks Christmas punch: Off-menu festive drink goes viral
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Starbucks always know how to best celebrate the holidays and this year you can get in the festive spirit with an off-menu Christmas punch customized by a Starbucks fan.

Each winter, coffee chain Starbucks conjures up a new menu of seasonal treats and drinks. Bidding goodbye to fall’s Pumpkin Spice Latte, the menu makes way for more traditional Christmassy flavors such as peppermint and cinnamon.

Now, it appears there’s a Christmas punch you can get your hands on this December. YouTuber Trisha Paytas shed light on the seasonal drink, enjoying one in her latest video (Wednesday, December 14).

So, what is in the Starbucks Christmas punch and how can you get one this holiday season? Let’s take a look.

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What is in the Starbucks Christmas punch?

Any Starbucks lover will know that there is a secret menu at the coffee chain. Not only that, coffee lovers can develop their own secret menus by customizing drinks. Starbucks allows their customers to create their own custom beverages. Just know exactly which pumps you want of what and you’re good to go with a personalized drink!

Because of this, there are some Starbucks fans who create and share unique drink ideas. These are all off menu drinks, so you’ll have to be specific when ordering so the Starbucks barista knows exactly what you’re after.

Trisha Paytas got the recipe for the Starbucks Christmas punch from an Instagram account under the handle @starbiesdrinkideas. They have created a customized punch which revolves around a green tea lemonade with added apple and raspberry.

How to get the Starbucks Christmas punch

If you want to try out the Christmas punch customized by Starbies Drink Ideas, then you’ll need to ask for exactly what the Instagrammer suggests. Don’t just ask for the Christmas punch as it is not from the official Starbucks menu.

Starbies Drink Ideas explains to say the following: “Hi, can I please have a Venti iced Green Tea Lemonade with a splash of apple juice, 4 pumps Raspberry & Fruit Inclusions of Choice.”

They then add that they “added dried raspberry from Target, but I suggest Dragonfruit or Strawberry from Starbucks.

Some more Starbucks festive drink ideas

If you’re unsure of the Starbucks Christmas punch, the Instagram account has a number of other seasonal drinks. Here are some of our favorite customized festive drinks they’ve designed for this winter season:

Starbucks officially celebrates this Christmas season

While Starbies Drink Ideas is an Instagram based on customizing your own drinks at the coffee chain, Starbucks have officially rolled out a winter menu of their own festive creations.

Joining the Starbucks menu this Christmas season is the Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Irish Cream Cold Brew, and the nondairy Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte.

Starbucks also introduces a number of seasonal treats. The Chocolate Pistachio Swirl is new to the Christmas menu this year, joining alongside the returning Reindeer Cake Pop, Sugar Plum Cheese Danish, Cranberry Bliss Bar and Snowman Cookie.

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Eve Edwards is a staff writer for The Focus who has been with GRV Media since April 2019. Having gained a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Bristol, Eve joined GRV starting out as a writer for Reality Titbit before making her way over to HITC. With a passion for music, TV, and cultural news, Eve eventually found a home at The Focus. Eve spent 2021-2022 freelancing for GRV Media while she completed a Masters in Music Performance, and brings her wide array of interests to the company in her written work. In Eve's spare time you'll find her working her way through the day's Wordle, Heardle, and Quordle, or struggling to complete The Guardian's cryptic crossword.