Meet the new reason I way up in the morning.
Have you guys tried this yet? It's been on my to-do list for too long and I finally grabbed one this weekend. As you can see by the photo I was literally stopped in my tracks after the first sip and had to take a moment to snap a pic. Wasn't expecting the taste to be this great...or anything close to what I'd dreamed up after first hearing about the Orange Spice Iced Coffee's addition to the menu, but it was...it really was!
The cinnamon hits your tongue first followed by a sweet-tart orange burst that lightly lingers in your mouth. It's a simple, yet noticeable enhancement to Starbuck's already jolting iced coffee (my personal fave). The drink preparation also caught my interest as I watched the barista carefully place orange slices, cinnamon, coffee and ice into a martini-like container and shake shake shake until all was mixed together perfectly (imagine having to make these all day...oi!). All I know is it was perfect and for the first time in awhile I wanted to jump over the Starbucks counter and hug my barista.
So thanks Starbucks...you gotta keep this one around!