Halloween decor has been lining store shelves for weeks now, the college football season is set to kick off this weekend, and the internet is abuzz with the latest in fall fashion. But in our minds, there’s one sign that truly means fall is nearly upon us. Yes, we’re talking about the return of Starbucks’ fall drinks.
It always seems like Starbucks’ fall menu comes out earlier and earlier every year, but if that means a few more days when we can order our beloved Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, then we’re not complaining. Although the PSL made its long-awaited return on August 30 last year, this year’s fall menu officially launched today, and we could not be more excited.
What to Know About Starbucks’ Fall Drinks 2023
Starbucks’ fall 2023 menu hit stores nationwide on Thursday, August 24 with a full collection of autumn-inspired sips and treats. Leading off is, of course, the beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The lineup also includes returning favorites such as the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew and Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato, as well as a few new additions.
The new drinks on the block include an Iced Apple Crisp Oatmilk Shaken Espresso, which sounds like the perfect fall take on the longtime editor-favorite Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso. And for those who aren’t big on coffee, there’s a new tea-based drink for you to try this fall: the Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Tea Latte. The drink was actually inspired by a customer-favorite “secret menu” concoction, which just so happened to reign supreme in our annual taste test of Starbucks fall drinks last year.
As for food, the new menu includes some fun fall treats as well, including a Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin, an Owl Cake Pop, and (new for this year) a Baked Apple Croissant.
Starbucks teased the news earlier this week with a cryptic Instagram post including a pumpkin emoji, then officially broke the news with a press release yesterday. The autumn-themed offerings are expected to run through November 1, at which point the holiday menu will take its place. Cheers to the unofficial start of fall!