Elevate Your Starbucks Cold Brew This Fall With A Pumpkin Butter Twist

We may be in the dog days of summer, but the slightly unbearable heat is the perfect time to start planning the cozy beverages you're going to drink in the cool days of upcoming fall. And with 7-Eleven jump-starting pumpkin season earlier than expected, it's never too early to start dreaming of your perfect autumn drink. But this fall, think beyond the clear staples like the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino and Chai Latte — if your go-to drink is normally a morning cold brew, there's a way you can elevate it with a pumpkin butter twist at Starbucks.

To get started, order a grande pumpkin cream cold brew (when the fall menu becomes available, of course). It comes with two pumps of vanilla syrup, so ask to remove those. Then, add three pumps of white chocolate mocha sauce, two pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup, one pump of chai, and a dash of cinnamon powder on top. You'll get all the flavors of pumpkin butter in a caffeine-boosted drink perfect for fall. And if it's still hot out by the time September comes around, this iced drink will still hit the spot.

Customize your Starbucks pumpkin butter cold brew

Luckily, these modifications are simple enough that you can order them all on the Starbucks app or website. But if the drink still isn't your ideal fall beverage, there are a few more ways you can elevate your cold brew. Pumpkin butter, in general, is a mixture of canned pumpkin and a few other fall-flavored ingredients like cinnamon, brown sugar, maple syrup, ginger, cloves, and allspice — essentially, seasonings reminiscent of pumpkin pie filling.

So if you'd like to switch the flavors in your drink around a little without losing the autumn essence, try adding pumps of brown sugar syrup, either in addition to the others or in replacement of one of the flavors. You can also order some cinnamon dolce sprinkles on top, either along with your cinnamon powder or instead of it. And to amp up the cinnamon, you can choose to add extra powder instead of the regular amount, since it's the only spice of those listed here that Starbucks offers. If you'd like a little more creaminess, you can request a splash of almond milk, oat milk, whole milk, and more. You may be drinking your morning coffee, but you'll feel like you're sipping liquid pumpkin butter.