Pickle juice slushies are coming to Sonic Drive-In this summer


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/18/pickle-juice-slushies-are-comi.html


#2

Venturing into Far East weirdness!


#3

Good god, wtf is wrong with people? I don’t even like being in the same ROOM as a pickle.


#4

The blood of Pickle Rick was not spilled in vain…


#5

You know, I actually do like pickles, and that still sounds deeply yucky to me.


#6

Pickle juice and club soda is actually one of my favorite summer drinks. Brackish, carbonated, a little tang–what’s not to love?


#7

My only problem with this is that pickle juice pairs with only one thing. Whiskey. It’s a pretty good chaser for shitty whiskey. That said, drunks are going to drunk no matter how much I am concerned by it, so, bottoms up everyone!


#8

Whatever concoction of synthetic flavoring they’ve used to achieve this, I’m pretty sure it doesn’t come from, you know, actual pickles.


#9

Is this strictly necessary?


#10

I’ll have an old crow with a pickle back, please!


#11

NOPE!

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#12

I see a rise in ulcers.


#13

Roger that.


#14

I’d recommend that until Sonic determines if these will actually be a ‘thing’, they stick to using the slurry from the jars of relish and pickles for their burgers, rather than invest in big vats of pickle flavoring.


#15

quark-but-why


#16

They missed a chance to do a 5000 Fingers of Dr. T. cross-promotion…


#17

On September 3, 2000, the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys in 109º heat. They used pickle juice to stave off muscle cramping.

But still, pickle juice slushies just seems wrong.


#18

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#19

This is basically a variation of the ancient Roman drink posca, a mixture of water, honey, and vinegar, flavored with herbs (though not, I think, dill). It is actually pretty delicious, a bit like lemonade but with a tangier bite. (A little vinegar goes a long way if you want to experiment.)

When the soldiers offered Jesus vinegar on a sponge, they were probably offering him posca to drink; an act of kindness, not cruelty.


#20

When I was a kid, decades ago, a popular treat from the snack stand at baseball games was pickle juice snow cones. Yep. Jr. high girls loved them. So yeah, I can see where this is coming from.