Pickle Juice Slushes Are Coming to Sonic and I Am READY
My plan for summer is coming together so nicely, you guys. I’ll be drinking rose cider. Sitting under a giant unicorn sprinkler. And consuming SEVERAL pickle juice slushes. It’s like brands came together to ask how they could improve my life, and every single one nailed it. Sonic Drive-In announced today that they will offer briny, delicious pickle juice slushes this summer. And suddenly I don’t feel so weird, because people are AMPED about this.
The pickle juice slushes at Sonic will be part of their insanely large and complicated drink menu. I’ve been to Sonic a handful of times, and it overwhelms me. There are SO. MANY. CHOICES.
But Sonic just made my life easier! I won’t even have to look at the stupid menu board thing. “Hello, I will take one pickle juice slush, largest size it comes in, standing order of once a day, please.” My love for pickle juice runs deep, friends. I like actual pickles just fine. But when I was a kid, I was known to literally drain a full jar of pickles and put the juice in a separate container to drink at my leisure. I was a delightful child, obviously.
Sonic Drive-In is adding a potentially polarizing new drink to their menu.
What is polarizing about pickle juice?! If you don’t like it, I don’t like you.
Food & Wine‘s Maria Yagoda got to sample the slush from heaven (ugh, LUCKY), and she was pleasantly surprised! Says Yagoda, “We tasted the drinkÂ at Sonicâ€™s headquarters in Oklahoma City, and itâ€™s surprisingly delicious (and makes a good accompaniment to burgers and/or tots and/or corn dogs.) Sweet and tangy, the bright brine compensates for the over-savoriness you might have been worried about.” Yagoda says the only drawback is that it might be a tad too sweet. But that’s what your jar of purse pickles is for, to add more pickle juice! What? You don’t … am I the only one who has a small jar of purse pickles? Oh.
The pickle juice slushes will hit Sonic Drive-In’s nationwide in June. And just FYI: pickle juice is excellent for hangovers. And in Bloody Mary’s.
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