Smooth and spicy

Mandarin Masaya, Old Soul Co.

Illustration by Kate Mitrano

In a spicy and sweet explosion from Old Soul Co., the Mandarin Masaya ($6.50) is an eruption of flavor. The steamy concoction begins with a shot of espresso gently blended with steamed milk and a house-made mandarin, cayenne and cascara syrup. The syrup adds just the right amount of tangy, spicy sweetness to be thoroughly savored with each sip. The beverage is dusted with a light sprinkling of Ginger Elizabeth Chocolate, cayenne powder and mandarin zest with actual tiny pieces of fruit. Don’t miss this delicious and interesting seasonal drink offering from one of Sacramento’s beloved specialty coffee shops. Various locations,