Friends and pickle-lovers, gather round. I’ve got a story to tell and it’s a sweet dill. (I’ll never get tired of that pun, sorry about it). Sonic Drive-in, the fast-food chain known for serving your meals on wheels and their crunchable ice, is serving up fun flavors for the summer. And one of them is a bit out of the ordinary.
According to the Sonic website for the summer of 2018, four new slush flavors were making new summer memories. The flavors included Tiger’s Blood, Bahama Mama, Blue Hawaiian and of course, pickle juice. Each of these limited time slushes feature the distinctly summertime vibe you would expect from a snow cone. Slurp it with a straw or use a spoon ?this is an entire snow cone in a cup.
The thought of trying the new pickle juice slush intrigued me, so naturally I had to try it out ASAP. It also didn’t hurt that I arrived at peak happy hour, when all drinks are half-price, bringing a small snow cone slush to under a dollar.
Once the drink was ordered, I asked the server about what they thought of the new flavors. The boy, who had to be around 18 or 19 answered, “They are all good except for the pickle juice. Yuck.” I laughed and he shook his head, “One sip and that was enough for me.”
Unfazed by his remarks, I needed to try this icy-cold pickle juice slush on my own. I took a sip and was instantly taken aback. The intense taste of pickles and sweetness hits you in the throat like a punch.
But one can’t taste everything in one sip. I took another and really enjoyed the taste. It was really like crunching on a big dill pickle. The green pickle juice is refreshing and very different than the taste you usually get from a sugary slush.
A few more sips and I got used to the taste. Now I’m just thinking how good it would taste with a shot of whiskey (added at home of course).
Editor’s Note: The limited-time Pickle Slush is no longer at Sonic Drive-In.