Starbucks Gingerbread Latte
When the nights start drawing in and the temperature starts to drop, it’s time to start drinking more hot drinks to keep warm. For those hardcore coffee drinkers out there, the range of coffees can be overwhelming, which is why I want to recommend drinking a Starbucks Gingerbread Latte. It sounds strange, but the introduction of ginger, sugar and cinnamon into your drink makes it a sweet yet spicy drink, and it smells like Christmas. It’s the only drink to have around this time of year, as the ginger provides a long lasting warmth that stays after your body has absorbed the heat of the coffee.
For those people who live in a town without a Starbucks (where are you living?!?), or who have ethical or moral problems buying Starbucks products, the alternative is to get hold of some gingerbread syrup online. Amazon.com stocks Monin syrups from France, and they tend to be fairly cheap. There are other brands of syrups out there, but strangely, only a few brands have gingerbread amongst their stock. If you can find a US home brand, then you should buy it, as the carbon footprint involved in bringing a bottle of syrup over from France can be quite large.
The only problem with buying your own syrup is the quality of coffee from stores such as Starbucks tends to be better than most people’s home brew coffee makers. However, by investing in good coffee beans and a decent brand of machine, it’s possible to create your own gingerbread latte at home. Rating
5 out of 5