Starbucks Drinks to Try Around the World

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Oh, Starbucks. For macchiatos, cappuccinos, Frappuccinos, and more, the coffee giant is our go-to whenever we’re in need of a pick-me-up. It’s well-known that the Starbucks flagship store is located in Seattle, but over the last 50 years, the chain has opened more than 35,000 stores in 80 countries around the world. While most drinks are consistent among all Starbucks locations, some countries offer locally-inspired beverages not available anywhere else. Here are a few to look out for the next time you find yourself at a Starbucks abroad.

Melty White Pistachio Frappuccino

Nutty pistachio and rich white chocolate are a match made in heaven in this seasonal drink available at Starbucks in Japan. The milk-based blended beverage is served over a drizzle of white chocolate sauce with a special white chocolate mascarpone whipped cream on top, then sprinkled with crushed pistachio cookies for garnish. An espresso-based latte version of the drink is available as well.

Churro Frappuccino

Americans may be familiar with this so-called “secret menu” beverage, but in Latin America, it’s an official member of the Starbucks lineup. Inspired by the popular Spanish treat, the Churro Frap is made with a blend of cinnamon and doce de leite, or caramelized milk, then topped with whipped cream and even more cinnamon.

Okayama Peach Apple Cold Brew 

If you’re traveling in Southeast Asia and fruity beverages are more your thing, you have to try this refreshing take on cold brew coffee. Available at Starbucks locations throughout Hong Kong, Singapore, and Vietnam, the drink features a lemonade-infused slow-steeped cold brew sweetened with a tangy peach apple syrup.