Dunkin' May Soon Debut A Full Lineup Of Spiked Iced Coffee And Tea

Dunkin' may already dominate your mornings, but its beverages are reportedly headed for a twist as the company looks set to release a line of spiked coffees and teas. The news was first uncovered by VinePair, who noted new label approvals on the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) database for the phrase "Dunkin' Spiked." Dunkin' has already been in the alcohol game through a collaboration with Harpoon Brewery, but this appears to be a distinct lineup of products with a very different take on Dunkin's classic flavors.

website for the Dunkin' Spiked products has been launched, but a release date has yet to be set. In a statement sent to Tasting Table, Dunkin' says it's "brewing up something special (and spiked) for adult iced coffee and iced tea lovers. While we can't confirm any new additions to Dunkin's lineup of ready-to-drink products at this time, stay tuned for more news soon!" 

It looks like the iced coffee offerings will include mocha, caramel, and vanilla flavors in addition to the standard iced coffee. Meanwhile, the basic tea flavor is "slightly sweet" with lemon, with variations that include a half-and-half tea and lemonade, strawberry dragonfruit, and mango pineapple. VinePair claims the basic coffee and tea flavors will be available in their own four-packs and six-packs, with 12-ounce cans, and as 19.2-ounce single-serve cans.

Spiked iced coffee and tea expands Dunkin's lineup of alcoholic drinks

Beyond the basics, the information about the new Dunkin' Spiked drinks is pretty limited. The still sparse website for the tea and coffee doesn't include much, with limited descriptions like "slightly sweet with fresh, tropical fruit flavor" for the Mango Pineapple Iced Tea and "rich, chocolatey and approachably decadent" for the Mocha. While the coffee and tea cans are the same size, the coffees will be slightly higher in alcohol-by-volume (ABV), clocking in at 6% compared to the tea's 5%.

The spiked drinks basis in coffee and tea drinks marks a departure from their previous offerings through Harpoon Brewery. Those drinks featured Dunkin'-inspired flavors like hazelnut and coffee roll, but they were still traditional beers like porters and blonde stouts. This lineup is much closer to actual Dunkin' drinks, and it will be interesting to see how they make the alcohol flavor work with the more traditional coffee taste. And while it's unknown whether the current promotional images are actually what the final product will look like, the packaging doesn't feature any clear mention of Harpoon. The cans also lack the clear brewery branding of previous releases, so we will have to wait and see if this is a Dunkin' solo venture or another collaboration.