Starbucks Japan Debuts an Alcoholic Ice-Blended Beverage

First Japanese branch of Starbucks Evenings concept introduces an alcoholic ice-blended beverage
Wine Fraggino

Starbucks Japan

The Wine Fraggino is made with blueberry wine from the town of Yoichicho, and is described as “a refreshing mix of sweet and tangy flavors.”

Sometimes, the pick-me-up you need isn’t caffeine.

The Starbucks Evenings concept has finally made its way to Japan, with its first Japanese branch opening in Tokyo’s Marunouchi district today, according to Rocket News 24. Like other Starbucks Evenings stores, the branch serves wine and beer; however, its most noteworthy offering is an alcoholic ice-blended beverage: the Wine Fraggino.

The Wine Fraggino is made with blueberry wine from the town of Yoichicho, on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido. It is described as “a refreshing mix of sweet and tangy flavors.” The beverage is priced at 900 yen ($8 USD).

Unfortunately, the beverage was unique to the one store in Japan and only on opening day and is no longer available, according to a Starbucks representative. Additionally, the beverage is not considered to be a Frappuccino at all, as Frappuccinos are only made with a milk or dairy alternative base.

Other offerings at the Japanese branch include cheeses and tarts, including a Camembert and Berries on Red item which appears to be a cookie topped with raisins and almonds and dipped in chocolate, reports The Telegraph.

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