Given the world's love for alcohol, blended drinks, and alcoholic blended drinks, it's safe to assume A LOT of people would enjoy boozy Frappuccinos from Starbucks. Perhaps that's why word of a new offering from the company in Japan quickly spiraled into widespread reports on Tuesday that Starbucks is introducing new, alcoholic Frappuccinos. This, unfortunately, is not true.
In fact, the beverage -- reportedly dubbed the Wine Fraggino -- is more of a blended wine slushie-like drink (which also sounds delicious), but you'll likely never get your hands on one -- even if you live in Japan. Again, unfortunately. The drink was created to celebrate the launch of the company's beer- and wine-filled Starbucks Evenings program in Japan, and was only available for one day at one Starbucks location there, according to Starbucks. And in a statement via email, a spokesman for the company strongly denied reports of a new alcohol-spiked Frappuccino: