Hopefully my local barista was NOT mistaken and tomorrow is indeed the Day of the Red Cup and Christmas drink release at Starbucks. I know it is a little silly, but that red cup and those seasonal drinks just warm my heart so. Usually the release of the red cup marks the day (or week) I'll put the Christmas music back onto my ipod, but I think I'll wait at least another week...maybe even until December 1st.
Regardless, I'm quite excited at the prospect of an Espresso Truffle in a red cup tomorrow. It is a new drink and I'm feeling a little strange about my first red cup of the season NOT holding a gingerbread latte, but they've changed that to a gingersnap latte this year (though it still looks delicious and will be my second red cup drink) so I figure I should try something new.
Happy "Red Cup Season" to you all!