Dear readers, it’s almost my birthday! I will be completing my 21st trip around the sun on the day after this PRL215 course ends. Honestly, this doesn’t feel like a huge deal even though turning 21 is somewhat of a milestone here in the United States. In 2014, I turned 18 when I was still living in China. I already celebrated becoming legal back then but that won’t stop me from having fun with becoming legal once again in this country!
Unfortunately, this means that our time here in this Not 21, No Problem blog is coming to an end. I’ve enjoyed sharing my experiences of being an underage college student with you all. I hope my anecdotes, reflections and non-alcoholic drinks recommendations have made you laugh, nod your head in agreement or even relate to some of the emotions I’ve been going through during my last year of college. I hope these blogs have let you feel less alone in this crazy ride called life and that you’ve found some new places to grab great coffee, smoothies or bubble tea. Dear readers, I want to thank you for letting me share with you my last few months of being underage, exploring homesickness and overcoming a mindless, busy rut.
With that, I present to you my last non-alcoholic drink recommendation: the classic Caffè Misto at Starbucks Coffee on Marshall Street! Mistos are so delicious because it is simply fresh brewed coffee with steamed milk. Personally, I find it tastier than a regular latte because the coffee aroma is more subtle. With equal parts coffee and steamed milk, a Misto will warm you right up during this dramatic temperature drop we’ve been experiencing here in Syracuse. Here’s a bonus: Mistos are much, much cheaper than a latte as well! Check them out.
I like to customize my Mistos at Starbucks to be a blonde roast with coconut milk. This makes my coffee light, sweet but still pretty strong. Just the way I like it.
Please enjoy this last photo of me lying in bed with a piping hot Misto. Bliss.
Cheers, dear readers!