SnöBar, run by Shannon Masjedi, is another such haven of frozen cocktails. Masjedi first started experimenting with the concept when the idea took root one night, while mixing regular drinks. With a range of ice-pops like Cosmopolitan, Mojito and Margarita-- perfect for a lazy summer afternoon, one is spoilt for choice as well. Each ice-pop contains the full alcohol volume of a cocktail, and the Cosmopolitan is made with premium tequila, lime and triple sec. Among the line of ice creams, one can choose from Brandy Alexander Chocolate Chip, Grasshopper, and Pink Squirrel. Masjedi says demand for her products have been overwhelming over the recent months.
Prohibition Creamery, an Austin-based store also combines fresh local ingredients and premium-quality liquor to create pints of creamy decadence. Think brandied cherries swirled in whiskey chocolate and tiramisu. Flavors available here too are seasonal and change often, and include classics like Mezcal Vanilla, Signature Bourbon, Whiskey Chocolate and Sangria Sorbet.
Daddy O’Brien’s Irish Ice Cream Pub, an Atlanta-based store, offers another line of alcoholic ice cream for adults. With catering services for parties and flavors like Butter Beer (Harry Potter fans, rejoice), Kentucky Bourbon Salted Caramel, Egg Nog, White, Turtle, Cookie Butter Pecan and more, this joint is a dream come true for boozy ice cream aficionados. Daddy O’s also added soups and sandwiches to their menu for anyone looking to do an entire meal at the shop.
Woefully enough, these lines of ice creams are yet to penetrate markets across the world other than the United States. We can hardly wait till this happens.
Named after folk hero Rob Roy Macgregor, the Rob Roy has quite an interesting background. The drink made its first appearance in 1894 in Manhattan’s Waldorf Astoria. Many would argue that the name was borrowed from a hit play, ‘Rob Roy’ hosted by the Herald Square, located close to the original Waldorf. The operetta possibly intended to make connections with the bar by lending the name.
Summer is upon us, and there we go reaching out for that chilled beer from our refrigerator.
A drink named after a prima donna of an opera company from Ontario, supremely popular in the 1900s but forgotten in the coming years, that’s Mamie Taylor for you. The very popular singer-actress, Mamya Taylor is rumoured to have requested a ‘long, hard drink’ after one of her performances at a downtown bar. And the bartender in charge was only too eager to please the princess.