The American autumn offers a range of memorable hallmarks! Some of the first things that might spring to mind include the changing leaves, the cooler temperatures, harvest festivals and tailgating. But for large swaths of caffeinated-beverage lovers, another hot item should be added to the list of America’s quintessentially fall traditions: pumpkin spice lattes at the nation’s No. 1 coffeehouse — Starbucks.
Of course, the list of autumn-appropriate drinks at Starbucks doesn’t stop with the famed pumpkin spice latte. As any seasoned barista can tell you, there are plenty more fantastic-in-the-fall options to explore on the renowned coffeehouse’s beverage menu. So, the next time you visit Grande Cayman Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront during the fall, be sure to visit the on-site Starbucks for one of these six fully fit-for-the-fall delicacies:
Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
This one doesn’t officially appear on the Starbucks menu, but your barista will likely be glad to make one for you on request, as it involves a minor modification to the chain’s traditional hot chocolate. It all starts with the hot chocolate base, which Starbucks creates by mixing streamed milk and mocha sauce. But before the whipped cream and chocolate drizzle are added on top, this one gets a special seasonal add-in — the celebrated pumpkin spice mix (that made the pumpkin spice latte famous) consisting of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.
Caramel Apple Spice
Few things say fall quite like a hot apple cider — or a caramel apple, for that matter. And this Starbucks offering puts a twist on both of these signature fall favorites by starting with a base of steamed apple juice that gets jazzed up with cinnamon syrup and whipped cream. All of this is then topped with a caramel sauce drizzle to seal the abundantly autumn deal.
Salted Caramel Mocha
Sweets-loving coffee fans are sure to fancy this delectable offering, which consists of coffee and steamed milk sweetened up with velvety mocha sauce and toffee nut syrup. All of this is then topped off with sweetened whipped cream, a caramel drizzle and — an available-only-in-the-fall final touch — a turbinado sugar/sea salt blend.
Chai Tea Latte
This one’s available year-round at Starbucks, but it’s an especially appropriate order when served hot on a cool fall day. It all starts with black tea infused with a selection of warming spices that includes cinnamon and clove. This is then mixed with steamed milk and topped with foam to create a hot drink that goes down great when the temperatures begin to dip.
Cinnamon Dolce Latte
Cinnamon may be a staple of autumn beverages, but at Starbucks, it can be found in some drinks throughout the year — and this is one of the best among them. A great way to warm up on a crisp fall day, the Cinnamon Dolce Latte features the coffee chain’s classic espresso, which gets fresh steamed milk and cinnamon dolce-flavored syrup added in. All of this is then topped with sweetened whipped cream and a generous sprinkling of cinnamon dolce topping.
Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
The fit-for-fall drinks don’t all have to be hot — especially in temperate subtropical climates like the one found on the Grand Strand. This refreshing fall treat features vanilla syrup-sweetened Starbucks Cold Brew that gets topped with a pumpkin cream cold foam, then dusted with a pumpkin spice topping.
Ready to start planning your next autumn adventure to Myrtle Beach? With a wide range of comfortable accommodations and a long list of on-site amenities (including an in-house Starbucks!) available at Grande Cayman Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, it’s easy to create some warm, long-lasting memories during your fall getaway with us. Book your autumn vacation at Grande Cayman Resort today!