Starbucks launches new holiday drink exclusively in Canada

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For the holidays this year, Starbucks premiered a new flavoured latte, and now for Canadian fans, they’re using that new flavour in a drink you can only find in the Great White North.

Juniper Flat White available at Starbucks Canada (Photo courtesy Starbucks Canada)

The mega chain’s new Juniper Flat White combines the popular Flat White espresso drink with Starbucks’ Juniper flavour, which offers wintry, woodsy notes of juniper (what makes gin have that earthy herbal flavour) and sage.

Although Starbucks is offering a Juniper Latte, the Flat White is made differently, namely in the style of espresso shot and the use of “micro-foam.”

Using a ristretto shot, in which the “the barista pulls only the first portion of a full-length espresso shot, meaning less water is pushed through the grounds,” explains Starbucks, the Flat White then has a thin layer of micro foam for a light, creamy topping. All that and Juniper, too.

You can get your taste of this new holiday creation at Starbucks locations across Canada.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where ahe earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com