BYJoe Dziemianowicz
The Emerald City Mule and Cascara Lemon Sour at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle.

Another day, another Starbucks specialty quaff.

So meet two new mocktails the chain has rolled out at its Seattle Roastery, also known as the java giant’s mothership of invention.

The Emerald City Mule is a tip of the hat (and cup) to Seattle’s nickname — so-called thanks to the city’s enviable greenery. Swimming inside the cup: Starbucks Reserve cold brew, ginger beer, burnt cinnamon syrup, fresh lemon, plus an apple slice lounging on the rim.

The Cascara Lemon Sour is a caffeinated homage to the Whiskey Sour, famous for its sweet-bitter-pucker-y punch. The knockoff blends Starbucks Reserve Cold Brew with Woodinville Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup, fresh lemon and a garnish of cascara sugar and a maraschino cherry.

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The faux-peritifs chase the earlier Starbucks Melrose, which riffed on the Manhattan. That mocktail made its way into other Starbucks locations. “Handcrafting,” noted Lincoln Bechard, who works at the Roastery beverages, “is storytelling.”

And gimmicky.

“There are currently no plans to offer the Cold Brew Mocktails beyond the Roastery at this time,” a press rep told the Daily News.

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