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.