We can hardly believe that Santa is coming in just 20 days! Whether you're excited, anxious, stressed, joyful or all of the above, we have three seasonal drinks for you to kick off the holiday season at Erie Shore Cafe.
No, not those kinds of drinks. We'll leave that to all the party hosts! Bundle up and get ready for Grinch Hot Chocolate, Peppermint Mochas and Gingerbread Lattes now through the New Year.
#1– Grinch Hot Chocolate
We all know that one person who is a grinch around the holidays, right? Well, we have the perfect drink that will maybe help their heart grow at least one size bigger.
We start with creamy milk that is magically turned green and warmed to the perfect temperature for a cozy day at the cafe. Instead of the traditional milk or dark chocolate, we add white chocolate to the milk for a rich, fun flavor. Our baristas then top it with the all-important whipped cream.
Our baristas had so much fun coming up with this drink to make it festive for all of our non-coffee-drinking customers.
#2– Peppermint Mocha
Starbucks and other companies have really taken the seasonal drink game to the next level, making holiday drinks a beloved part of the season. We love how creative and festive each drink can be, so we wanted to offer one of the classics at our own cafe.
This candy cane inspired drink starts with a shot of espresso to help boost your energy so you can wrap, shop, decorate, bake or get through that tough family gathering with a smile. With steamed milk, rich chocolate sauce and peppermint flavor shots, this is sure to put a pep in your step and satisfy that sweet tooth. The chocolate drizzle over the whipped cream is just an added bonus.
#3– Gingerbread Latte
Making gingerbread houses and cookies are classic traditions that just never seem to get old. The smell of subtle spices and sugar have a way of putting smiles on our faces. That's why we've perfected the gingerbread latte.
With warm steamed milk and a layer of silky foam over Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters espresso, our classic latte is spiced up with gingerbread flavor shots to put you in the holiday mood. We can even add a dash of cinnamon for a more fun flavor. Cue the Michael Bublé Christmas music.
The best part? You're investing in your local community with every purchase you make at the cafe. As a nonprofit that supports people with disabilities, all of our sales are used to create job opportunities for individuals of all abilities. That's something to feel good about this holiday season.
Hop on over to the cafe to try one of our holiday drinks today! We are open Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. We will be open on both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Cheers!