Starbucks adds popcorn and rum to hot drinks in Japan


Well, those are two cocktails we weren’t expecting.

After giving us festive Frappuccinos dedicated to German Christmas markets and New York flavors, Starbucks is now looking to meet a favorite pastime that many of us enjoy during the holiday season – watching movies.

As we all know, popcorn is usually the standard companion for watching movies, but Starbucks would like to introduce us to a new way to enjoy popcorn, with a cappuccino.

Oh, and by pairing we mean dipping the actual popcorn into the hot drink.

The above drink is called the “Cappuccino Cinema“, and it is priced at 1,430 yen (US $ 12.65). The reason it is so expensive is that it is only available at Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo, where it is classified as a “cappuccino style alcoholic cocktail“, and made to order by a bartender, who uses Caramel popcorn and one specially designed caramel sauce to create the sumptuous drink.

▼ Those who prefer alcohol in cappuccinos will want to try the “Cappuccino Cinema”(1,980 yen).

This alcoholic cocktail also contains caramel popcorn and a homemade caramel sauce, but this one has the added heat of the rum. While Starbucks suggests enjoying these hot cocktails, to warm up your cockles during the winter season, they are also available in frozen versions.

The combination of cappuccino and popcorn is a novelty, and according to this video posted by the channel, the mixture that goes best with the salty snack is their Light blonde roast.

While Reserve Roastery cocktails are only limited-time seasonal offers, you can always try the popcorn and cappuccino combo at home to see if the cafe chain is really on to something!

Judging by these past creations available exclusively at La Torréfaction, you won’t be disappointed.

Source: Starbucks Japan
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