We’re used to seeing seasonal drinks like the Pumpkin Spice Latte appear on Starbucks menus during the year, only to be phased out at the end of the season. Sometimes, it seems obvious that they’re meant to be seasonal, since most people don’t want Eggnog during the summer, but other times many of us miss the drinks when they’re gone (bring back Melon syrup!). It has been 16 years since Starbucks added a new core drink to their menu and this time their new drink is a permanent one: the Hazelnut Macchiato.
The Hazelnut Macchiato is very similar to the Caramel Macchiato and is made with vanilla syrup, steamed milk and espresso. It is topped with a rich hazelnut syrup that finishes things off with a sweet, nutty topping. It comes hot or iced as a macchiato, but you’ll also see a Hazelnut Frappuccino and a Hazelnut Latte as options on the menu if you want your hazelnut in a different format.