By Stuart Smith | Last Updated May 11, 2020
Requires simple ingredients.
*Nutrition information should be considered an estimate.
TOOLS NEEDED: Espresso machine, milk frother or a whisk and a glass.
The quintessential fall drink. This drink originated in 2003 when Starbucks employee Peter Dukes suggested it as an addition to the new fall menu. No one had any clue what a hit this beverage would become.
Today, you can find the “PSL,” or something very similar to it, on almost every coffee shop menu at the first sign of changing leaves—and even before! For many people, it has become a marker of the official beginning of fall.
The maple syrup will sweeten the drink. If you prefer a drink that is less sweet, with a more pronounced pumpkin flavor, omit it or adjust the amount you use.