Starbucks' New Drink Is A Holiday Miracle

by Kiersten Hickman

OK, Starbucks specialty drink fans — get ready to scream, drool, and mark your calendars. This year, Christmas is coming a day later thanks to Starbuck’s new specialty drink; the Tuxedo Mocha. The new Starbucks Tuxedo Mocha will be released on Monday, Dec. 26, and by the looks of it I’m pretty sure it’s about to make all of your holiday dreams come true. So make sure to not overdo it on the sweets during your holiday weekend with this super delicious drink coming soon. But, before the drink comes out, you may be wondering... what's in the Starbucks Tuxedo Mocha?

First things first: there are technically three versions of this drink — Starbucks is calling this new trifecta the Tuxedo Trio. It comes in a regular mocha, a Frappuccino, and a hot chocolate. The reason for the name“tuxedo” is because…drumroll please… it is a mixture of mocha and white chocolate mocha sauce. The mocha, specifically, is made with hot espresso, the chocolate mocha sauce mixture, and steamed milk. Even better: its usual whipped cream mocha drizzle combo looks very, very different than most of the Starbuck’s specialty drinks. Instead of a small drizzle or a sprinkled sweet, half of the whipped topping is doused in mocha sauce while the other is sprinkled with dark chocolate flecks – giving you the ultimate tuxedo look. Not kidding, I’m pretty sure this drink looks hotter than me on a good day.

Each of these drinks are priced at your typical specialty drink prices. The 12 oz. Tuxedo Mochas and Frappuccinos are marked between $4.25 -$4.45 (depending on which Starbucks location you are at), and a 12 oz. Hot Chocolate costs between $3.25 and $3.45.

Best part of all? The caffeine content remains exactly the same, so there's no need to worry about not getting your caffeine fix in with this drink. A 12 oz. mocha contains around 85 mg of caffeine — but if it’s not enough for your caffeine-addicted system, make sure to ask for two shots of espresso!

What a way to start off 2017 on the right foot, amirite?