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Out-There Drink News

The outlandish drink stories making headlines these days

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Most of the time a truly bizarre story can stand alone. But, sometimes bringing together a few really out-there pieces can underscore just how much crazy news is really going in the world. A number of recent drink-related events have warranted such a round-up.

• Fine Wine Fisasco: While transferring a shipment of Mollydooker's Velvet Glove Shiraz from Australia to the U.S., a forklift dropped a container carrying $1 million worth of wine. Most of the bottles (which sell for $200 a pop) in the container holding 462 cases were destroyed.

• Russia Declares Beer to be Alcoholic: Last week Russian president Dmitry Medvedev signed a law that classifies beer as an alcoholic substance. Previously any items containing less than 10% alcohol were considered food; therefore the sale of beer was relatively unregulated. Under the new law, beer sales will be controlled similarly to the way spirits are sold.

• Swiss Judges Taste-Test Canned Alcoholic Beverages: In order to determine whether a manufacturer's line of canned cocktails are sweet enough to be sold as alcopops, a group of judges at one of Switzerland's highest courts did a taste test. The court officials tried each of the five products twice for good measure before deeming them as alcopops.

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Elaborate TikTok Starbucks drinks create long lines, frustrated baristas

While scrolling through TikTok, users might see the latest dance moves, the newest trends and most recently, elaborate Starbucks drinks.

The drink recipes, while loved by people on the app, are becoming a headache for baristas.

According to USA Today, the drinks create long lines, frustrated customers and exhausted baristas.

One example is a drink inspired by 'WandaVision' that appeared on TikTok the week the Disney+ series was released.

The drink includes a grande vanilla bean frappuccino with one pump of white mocha and one pump of raspberry syrup followed by strawberry puree, mocha drizzle, and whip cream to go on the bottom of the cup and a chocolate drizzle on top, according to videos on the platform.

Drinks like these are not on the Starbucks menu and take time to make. At least one barista, Michael Banks in Chicago, reportedly quit over the constant requests.

Banks said that many customers who ordered the drinks ended up unsatisfied with them. Other baristas, however, say they are happy to fill the order as long as customers are willing to wait.


Elaborate TikTok Starbucks drinks create long lines, frustrated baristas

While scrolling through TikTok, users might see the latest dance moves, the newest trends and most recently, elaborate Starbucks drinks.

The drink recipes, while loved by people on the app, are becoming a headache for baristas.

According to USA Today, the drinks create long lines, frustrated customers and exhausted baristas.

One example is a drink inspired by 'WandaVision' that appeared on TikTok the week the Disney+ series was released.

The drink includes a grande vanilla bean frappuccino with one pump of white mocha and one pump of raspberry syrup followed by strawberry puree, mocha drizzle, and whip cream to go on the bottom of the cup and a chocolate drizzle on top, according to videos on the platform.

Drinks like these are not on the Starbucks menu and take time to make. At least one barista, Michael Banks in Chicago, reportedly quit over the constant requests.

Banks said that many customers who ordered the drinks ended up unsatisfied with them. Other baristas, however, say they are happy to fill the order as long as customers are willing to wait.


Elaborate TikTok Starbucks drinks create long lines, frustrated baristas

While scrolling through TikTok, users might see the latest dance moves, the newest trends and most recently, elaborate Starbucks drinks.

The drink recipes, while loved by people on the app, are becoming a headache for baristas.

According to USA Today, the drinks create long lines, frustrated customers and exhausted baristas.

One example is a drink inspired by 'WandaVision' that appeared on TikTok the week the Disney+ series was released.

The drink includes a grande vanilla bean frappuccino with one pump of white mocha and one pump of raspberry syrup followed by strawberry puree, mocha drizzle, and whip cream to go on the bottom of the cup and a chocolate drizzle on top, according to videos on the platform.

Drinks like these are not on the Starbucks menu and take time to make. At least one barista, Michael Banks in Chicago, reportedly quit over the constant requests.

Banks said that many customers who ordered the drinks ended up unsatisfied with them. Other baristas, however, say they are happy to fill the order as long as customers are willing to wait.


Elaborate TikTok Starbucks drinks create long lines, frustrated baristas

While scrolling through TikTok, users might see the latest dance moves, the newest trends and most recently, elaborate Starbucks drinks.

The drink recipes, while loved by people on the app, are becoming a headache for baristas.

According to USA Today, the drinks create long lines, frustrated customers and exhausted baristas.

One example is a drink inspired by 'WandaVision' that appeared on TikTok the week the Disney+ series was released.

The drink includes a grande vanilla bean frappuccino with one pump of white mocha and one pump of raspberry syrup followed by strawberry puree, mocha drizzle, and whip cream to go on the bottom of the cup and a chocolate drizzle on top, according to videos on the platform.

Drinks like these are not on the Starbucks menu and take time to make. At least one barista, Michael Banks in Chicago, reportedly quit over the constant requests.

Banks said that many customers who ordered the drinks ended up unsatisfied with them. Other baristas, however, say they are happy to fill the order as long as customers are willing to wait.


Elaborate TikTok Starbucks drinks create long lines, frustrated baristas

While scrolling through TikTok, users might see the latest dance moves, the newest trends and most recently, elaborate Starbucks drinks.

The drink recipes, while loved by people on the app, are becoming a headache for baristas.

According to USA Today, the drinks create long lines, frustrated customers and exhausted baristas.

One example is a drink inspired by 'WandaVision' that appeared on TikTok the week the Disney+ series was released.

The drink includes a grande vanilla bean frappuccino with one pump of white mocha and one pump of raspberry syrup followed by strawberry puree, mocha drizzle, and whip cream to go on the bottom of the cup and a chocolate drizzle on top, according to videos on the platform.

Drinks like these are not on the Starbucks menu and take time to make. At least one barista, Michael Banks in Chicago, reportedly quit over the constant requests.

Banks said that many customers who ordered the drinks ended up unsatisfied with them. Other baristas, however, say they are happy to fill the order as long as customers are willing to wait.


Elaborate TikTok Starbucks drinks create long lines, frustrated baristas

While scrolling through TikTok, users might see the latest dance moves, the newest trends and most recently, elaborate Starbucks drinks.

The drink recipes, while loved by people on the app, are becoming a headache for baristas.

According to USA Today, the drinks create long lines, frustrated customers and exhausted baristas.

One example is a drink inspired by 'WandaVision' that appeared on TikTok the week the Disney+ series was released.

The drink includes a grande vanilla bean frappuccino with one pump of white mocha and one pump of raspberry syrup followed by strawberry puree, mocha drizzle, and whip cream to go on the bottom of the cup and a chocolate drizzle on top, according to videos on the platform.

Drinks like these are not on the Starbucks menu and take time to make. At least one barista, Michael Banks in Chicago, reportedly quit over the constant requests.

Banks said that many customers who ordered the drinks ended up unsatisfied with them. Other baristas, however, say they are happy to fill the order as long as customers are willing to wait.


Elaborate TikTok Starbucks drinks create long lines, frustrated baristas

While scrolling through TikTok, users might see the latest dance moves, the newest trends and most recently, elaborate Starbucks drinks.

The drink recipes, while loved by people on the app, are becoming a headache for baristas.

According to USA Today, the drinks create long lines, frustrated customers and exhausted baristas.

One example is a drink inspired by 'WandaVision' that appeared on TikTok the week the Disney+ series was released.

The drink includes a grande vanilla bean frappuccino with one pump of white mocha and one pump of raspberry syrup followed by strawberry puree, mocha drizzle, and whip cream to go on the bottom of the cup and a chocolate drizzle on top, according to videos on the platform.

Drinks like these are not on the Starbucks menu and take time to make. At least one barista, Michael Banks in Chicago, reportedly quit over the constant requests.

Banks said that many customers who ordered the drinks ended up unsatisfied with them. Other baristas, however, say they are happy to fill the order as long as customers are willing to wait.


Elaborate TikTok Starbucks drinks create long lines, frustrated baristas

While scrolling through TikTok, users might see the latest dance moves, the newest trends and most recently, elaborate Starbucks drinks.

The drink recipes, while loved by people on the app, are becoming a headache for baristas.

According to USA Today, the drinks create long lines, frustrated customers and exhausted baristas.

One example is a drink inspired by 'WandaVision' that appeared on TikTok the week the Disney+ series was released.

The drink includes a grande vanilla bean frappuccino with one pump of white mocha and one pump of raspberry syrup followed by strawberry puree, mocha drizzle, and whip cream to go on the bottom of the cup and a chocolate drizzle on top, according to videos on the platform.

Drinks like these are not on the Starbucks menu and take time to make. At least one barista, Michael Banks in Chicago, reportedly quit over the constant requests.

Banks said that many customers who ordered the drinks ended up unsatisfied with them. Other baristas, however, say they are happy to fill the order as long as customers are willing to wait.


Elaborate TikTok Starbucks drinks create long lines, frustrated baristas

While scrolling through TikTok, users might see the latest dance moves, the newest trends and most recently, elaborate Starbucks drinks.

The drink recipes, while loved by people on the app, are becoming a headache for baristas.

According to USA Today, the drinks create long lines, frustrated customers and exhausted baristas.

One example is a drink inspired by 'WandaVision' that appeared on TikTok the week the Disney+ series was released.

The drink includes a grande vanilla bean frappuccino with one pump of white mocha and one pump of raspberry syrup followed by strawberry puree, mocha drizzle, and whip cream to go on the bottom of the cup and a chocolate drizzle on top, according to videos on the platform.

Drinks like these are not on the Starbucks menu and take time to make. At least one barista, Michael Banks in Chicago, reportedly quit over the constant requests.

Banks said that many customers who ordered the drinks ended up unsatisfied with them. Other baristas, however, say they are happy to fill the order as long as customers are willing to wait.


Elaborate TikTok Starbucks drinks create long lines, frustrated baristas

While scrolling through TikTok, users might see the latest dance moves, the newest trends and most recently, elaborate Starbucks drinks.

The drink recipes, while loved by people on the app, are becoming a headache for baristas.

According to USA Today, the drinks create long lines, frustrated customers and exhausted baristas.

One example is a drink inspired by 'WandaVision' that appeared on TikTok the week the Disney+ series was released.

The drink includes a grande vanilla bean frappuccino with one pump of white mocha and one pump of raspberry syrup followed by strawberry puree, mocha drizzle, and whip cream to go on the bottom of the cup and a chocolate drizzle on top, according to videos on the platform.

Drinks like these are not on the Starbucks menu and take time to make. At least one barista, Michael Banks in Chicago, reportedly quit over the constant requests.

Banks said that many customers who ordered the drinks ended up unsatisfied with them. Other baristas, however, say they are happy to fill the order as long as customers are willing to wait.