Sam Mason of the OddFellows Ice Cream Company in New York recently created three flavors of heady goodness using Irish whiskey— sherry caramel, Dead Rabbit Irish coffee, and burned marshmallow.
Atlanta-based chain The Ice Cream Bar offers up a host of flavors. A particularly delectable-sounding one is the bourbon butter pecan, made with roasted pecans, caramel, and of course, lashings of a prized Kentucky bourbon. Each pint weighs in at an 8 percent ABV.
Tipsy Scoop Boozy Ice Cream has recently made headlines and caused quite a stir among New Yorkers. Melissa Tavvs, a professional ‘scoop sommelier’ churns out artisanal hand-crafted delights that pack in a 5 percent ABV in each scoop. With flavors like Dark Chocolate Whiskey Salted Caramel, Maple Bacon Bourbon, Cake Batter Vodka Martini, Raspberry Limoncello Sorbet, Vanilla Bean Bourbon and more, why would Tipsy Scoop not be all the rage?
Ice Cream Wasted, an ice cream bar in Plano, Texas, takes it a notch further with its range of vegan friendly ice creams that use coconut milk and are completely free of dairy or egg. Flavors are seasonal and change every month. However, no walk-ins are accepted, and reservations for a tasting session must be made ahead of time.
Brigid Calloway of Ice Cream Wasted has held a long term fascination with liquor-infused frozen treats. Formerly a chemist in the pharmaceutical , oil and gas industry, she transferred her molecular skills into her passion and perfected the art. All this, despite naysayers who insisted she couldn’t possibly freeze alcohol. With flavors like apple pie with an apple whiskey and cinnamon liqueur, and ‘French Toasted,’ made with maple and butterscotch whiskey, Calloway is certainly on to something. and has come into her own.
Very few cocktails are bestowed with the honor of being a city’s official drink, and in 2008 the Louisiana Legislature proclaimed Sazerac as New Orleans’. It has been a long, sauntering journey to the top for the concoction which can trace its legacy back to Aaron Bird’s bar in the French Quarter, The Sazerac Coffee House.
New Orleans is known for quite a few things – Mardi Gras, jazz, and voodoo come to mind the moment you breathe in the city’s briny air. As the last bastion of French colonialism that existed in America, the Crescent City is a cultural melting pot, combining and refining its very own brand of epicurean endeavor.
Did you know that popularity of whisky among the French has overtaken the cognac? The French love to try out the new and having whisky has become très chic! The Parisian love of fine spirits extends beyond their wonderful wines. Evident from current trends, this budding French affair is here to stay.