We all love a good coffee shop and at this time of year it’s perhaps the best time to visit one as there’s often festive menus to test out. With there being so many coffee shop chains with lots on offer, I’ve listed the best festive drinks to try this Christmas period.


Millionaire’s Hot Chocolate

Best Festive Drinks

As this was a creation chosen by the Costa Coffee Club, I was intrigued to try this. I decided to choose the hot chocolate version of the drink as I’m not a coffee person but I do still like a hot drink. The velvety smooth drink is made using Belgian chocolate and caramel sauce with Costa’s hot chocolate. It’s topped with cream and tastes delicious. Though don’t make it a regular pick up over the festive season as there’s a lot of sugar in this drink!

Black Forest Frosty Frostino

Best Festive Drinks

If you’re looking for a cold drink to try, the Black Forest Frosty Frostino is one to try. It’s ice chocolate with a sweet topic which very much tastes like a Black Forest Gateau but drinkable. If you’re a sweet tooth then this is definitely the drink for you and would be a great alternative for a dessert.

Both are available as hot chocolates, coffees and frostinos



The fudge hot chocolate was a delicious drink which wasn’t too sweet but still really delicious. It was like drinking a melted chocolate fudge bar and had a soft and silky texture to it. I’d also just like to say how much I love this year’s cup design. It’s interesting to look at and just really cute!

Toffee Nut Latte

As I’m not a coffee fan, the next two drinks I bought for my parents in return for a review for this post. My stepdad had the toffee nut latte which he says has the perfect amount of flavour and isn’t too strong. It was also very creamy which is something he really enjoyed. The scent, I can comment on, was really delightful and festive.

Gingerbread Flavour


I treated my mother to the gingerbread latte which she said was very pungent in flavour and therefore is a must for gingerbread fans. It was like a standard latte from Starbucks but with the gingerbread flavour mixed right through. Again, the scent was quite strong but still really lovely and definitely reminded us of Christmastime.

Caffe Nero

Clementine Hot Chocolate

This was perhaps my favourite drink out of them all. If you’ve ever tried a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, imagine that as a hot chocolate drink and that’s what this basically tastes like. The flavour isn’t too strong and has a nice balance of chocolate and clementine giving it a sweet and orangey taste.

Salted Caramel Latte

First of all, there was a lot of whipped cream on here but my friend, Tash, got too eager and ate it before I could take a picture! As I’ve said, I’m not a fan of coffee, so Tash reviewed this one for me. Much like the balance of the clementine hot chocolate, the salted caramel latte wasn’t too overpowering and tasted silky and creamy. If you’re a fan of salted caramel this is definitely one not to be missed.

Tim Hortons

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

I tried the Gingerbread Hot Chocolate in Tim Hortons and it was really delicious. The Gingerbread flavour was quite subtle, which I think is what really made it. The hot chocolate was nothing like I’ve ever tasted before which I’ve been told by others that it’s their favourite hot choc. This was my first time at Tim Hortons and honestly, I was not diappointed.

Have you tried any of these drinks? Which ones have you tried this Christmas?


Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.

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  1. Ohh these sound super delicious – especially the gingerbread hot chocolate and the black forest frostino! I’ve been wanting to pop down to Costa for a few weeks now, to try out some of their festive food and drinks (apparently they do vegan and gluten-free Christmas cake and mince pies!) Unfortunately, I’ve been ill lately though, so I haven’t got down there yet! xx

  2. when the festive cups come out you know its Christmas! I love the seasonal drinks from Starbucks x

  3. Ooh yum, I love hot chocolate. Black Forest gateau is one of my favourite desserts so the Black Forest Frosty Frostino sounds amazing. Can’t wait to take the kids out for hot chocolate soon.

  4. Ooh, I love that you have reviewed these! I now really want to try the Black Forest one. I had a Hotel Chocolat hot choclate the other day and it was a Christmas one. It was salted Caramel and Clementine and it looked amazing. It tasted fantastic but I couldn’t drink all of it or I would have been sick or on a massive sugar high for the rest of the day!

  5. I’ve had the mint hot chocolate from costa which was really nice although I’m trying to be healthier so hot chocolate isn’t a great choice 🙁 x

  6. Millionaires hot chocolate?! How did I not think to ask for this! This sounds incredible and so delicious, I have to try it!

  7. I have not tried any of the christmas ranges yet, my Daughter would love the Clementine Hot Chocolate, I am not a fan of gingr so would give those a miss but all the others sound amazing x

  8. I always start feeling Christmassy when coffee shops start selling their Christmas drinks. I’ve drunk too many Toffee Nut Lattes in the past and have gone off them a bit now so it’s great to get some fresh ideas. Salted Caramel is definitely my favourite.

  9. I’ve tried Costa’s and Starbuck’s christmas ranges and they’re well yummy!

  10. I love the millionaires hot chocolate, it’s a real treat and laden with sugar but wow it tastes good!

  11. What some absolutely delicious sounding drinks, I have to admit I normally stick to tea, but sometimes you can’t beat a good hot chocolate.

  12. I too love the toffee nut Starbucks latte. I could just do with one right now x

  13. Would you believe that where I live there is not one single chain coffee shop? I always visit one when I go to the mainland, so I’ll definitely have to check these out next time I’m south. So delighted there’s now Tim Hortons in the UK! 😀

  14. You have been trying a lot of drinks! The millionaires chocolate sounds best to me x

  15. I had a gingerbread latte at starbucks yesterday, need to try that hot chocolate though

  16. I’ve not had any of the festive drinks yet but I do love Costa’s range normally. I love their hot chocolate range and the Millionarie’s shortcake sounds delicious

  17. I haven’t tried any of the Christmas drinks yet from the big chains because I am not really into sweet coffee. I prefer mine with milk and that’s about it. However, the hot chocolate is a different story. I’d like to try the one from Cafe Nero, orange flavored.

  18. That Toffee drink from Starbucks looks delicious! I love all these festive drinks.

  19. I do like to treat myself to a festive hot drink when I’m out shopping. I feel like I deserve it after the horrors of shops at this time of year. I discovered the Salted Caramel Latte at Nero in November, and have been back for a few more since. So nice, and just what you need on a cold day when you soul has been sucked out from over shopping.

  20. Love this roundup. I’m not usually a massive festive drunk person but that Black Forest number sounds right up my street!

    Katie xoxo

  21. I am not *usually* one for festive hot drinks, but the gingerbread hot chocolate sounds AMAZING!

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