Starbucks Japan starts serving alcoholic Frappuccinos
We've all had days when we just got out of a crappy meeting and need a little pick-me-up.
Thanks to Starbucks Japan's newly launched "Starbucks Evenings", Tokyoites no longer need to wait till after 6 p.m. to unwind.
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Participating cafes will serve up alcoholic beverages alongside cheese boards, tarts and other wine pairing offerings. The Starbucks program first started in 2010 in the U.S., and its venture into Japan is a first for Asia.
Although some of Starbucks Japan's stores already include wine and beer in their menu, "Starbucks Evenings" will see the introduction of the coffee giant's own cocktail concoction, called the "Wine Fraggino." The cocktail is basically a Frappuccino where the caffeine is replaced with a specialty blueberry wine derived from Hokkaido.
Tokyo's first "Starbucks Evening" is located in the trendy Marunouchi district. Since its unveiling on Wednesday, Starbucks fans have flocked to the cafe from as early as 10 a.m. for a quick "hump day" hit.