The Manhattan Sno-Kone

Manhattan Project

Whiskey: In Sno-Kone Form

UD - The Manhattan Sno-KoneYes, you get it. Summer’s hot.

And now, it’s just on the verge of becoming—wait, let us mop the sweat from your forehead—ridiculous.

So fight the ridiculous with the sublime: introducing The Manhattan Sno-Kone, a frosty, high-proof antidote to the current heat wave, now available at Porkchop.

You’ve probably come to think of the Manhattan as your go-to winter drink. The bourbon. The vermouth. The cherry. The roaring fires. The bearskin rugs. Yet by bringing a Manhattan to the very apogee of what an on-the-rocks cocktail can sustain, Porkchop has changed all that.

It all starts, as most good summer things do, with a Sno-Kone machine. Ice will be shaved. It’ll be put into a paper cone. Cute. Innocent. Any ice cream man worth his cherry syrup could handle this. But then things get interesting.

After combining a 90-proof Kentucky whiskey—slightly stronger than your average bourbon—with vermouth, then shaking it all violently, your barman pours the resulting mix on top of that shaved ice. And very important: maraschino cherry juice is added. Crunching your way into the first bite, you’ll feel a chill run down your spine. Your body temp drops. Go with it. All according to the plan.

There is also talk of taking things further. A mojito sno-kone maybe, or perhaps using orange and vanilla vodkas to create a Dreamsicle.

The heat can make you do some pretty sensible things.


The Manhattan Sno-Kone
available at Porkchop
941 W Randolph St
(between Morgan and Sangamon)
Chicago, IL 60607

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