- Starbucks has released hot and iced versions of its new Apple Crisp Macchiato just in time for fall.
- The drinks feature flavors of apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a caramelized spiced apple drizzle.
- I tried both drinks, which are great fall options for people who think the PSL is too sweet.
I have a confession to make: I always dread fall. It signals that warm weather is gone, beach days have disappeared, and winter is near. I do not get excited by sweaters, Halloween, or anything pumpkin.
But I’m always up for a new Starbucks drink. So when the chain told me that it was releasing a new flavor in honor of autumn, I decided to put my biases aside — at least, temporarily — and get a little excited.
And I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Apple Crisp Macchiato, which Starbucks released on Tuesday, could warm even my autumn-hating heart.
Here’s what I thought of both the hot and iced versions of Starbucks’ brand-new drink, and why I like it more than the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte.
The Apple Crisp Macchiato is Starbucks’ newest fall drink
The hot and iced versions both have “layered flavors of apple and brown sugar melding like the filling of a gooey apple pie in harmony with espresso,” according to a press release. They also feature a caramelized-spiced apple drizzle, which is made with apple juice, apple puree, cinnamon, and…