Valentine’s Day is always kind of bitter-sweet. I honestly can’t remember that last time I actually had a valentine (no shame) — so for me, it’s usually a treat yo’self day full of friends, red wine, and candy hearts. However, this year I’ll be able to treat myself to a sweet new Starbucks drink inspired by the romantic holiday. That’s right: Starbucks’ new Cherry Mocha is here, and it sounds like the perfect way to indulge in some self love this February. Trust me, you’re going to swoon once you read the details.
Starbucks’ Cherry Mocha will officially be available in participating stores across the U.S. and Canada on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Don’t wait too long before you try it, though, because it’s only going to be available until Feb. 14 (aka, Valentine’s Day). In other words, the sweet new Starbucks drink will only be available for one week — so make sure you don’t waste any time.
Now that you know when the Cherry Mocha is going to be available, let’s talk about how it tastes. (You probably want to know those details before you order it, right?) Well, this one tastes exactly like it sounds: a chocolate-covered cherry. I already know I’m gonna fall in love with it.
So, what gives a Cherry Mocha its chocolate-covered cherry taste? According to Starbucks, it’s the sweet mocha sauce and candied cherry syrup. To make the drink, baristas pour hot espresso over the mocha sauce and cherry syrup. Then, they add steamed milk, and top it off with whipped cream and Valentine’s Day sprinkles. How cute, right?
If you’re not into warm pick-me-ups, have no fear: You can order the Cherry Mocha hot, iced, or blended. Personally, I can’t imagine ordering a cold drink when it’s freezing outside — but maybe we’ll get lucky with a few warm temps between now in Valentine’s Day. If not, I’ll stick with the hot version. However, if you’re curious about what the iced Cherry Mocha looks like, check it out below. (It’s pretty appealing, TBH.)