Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Poptails, Snozberries and Grape Coolade . . . Oh Yeah!

Get the "Willy Wonka"-inspired The Snozberries taste like Snozberries martini at Plan B Bar + Kitchen. (Photo: Plan B Bar + Kitchen)

Let's not take life too seriously today and indulge in cocktails that bring back good memories of childhood:

Put a little pep in your popsicle at DeLaCosta, which has created a refreshing summertime sipper. Their Persephone Poptail includes a mini pomegranate popsicle with the orange puree, Grey Goose L’Orange, Pama liquor and sparkling Shiraz setting it off.

The Kool-Aid guy won't burst through Empire Liquors' walls to deliver your drink, but you'll still be able to order the Grape Coolade, flavored with Three Olives Grape vodka, concord grape syrup, sour and soda water. Oh yeah.

And over at Fat Cat, you won't have to chase down the ice-cream man for this adult version of the Bomb Pop. The Uptown retro lounge has concocted a mix of Van Gough raspberry vodka and Sprite with a dash of sweet and sour mix and layered with Island Punch Pucker and cherry.

Enjoy a Cold Chocolate with your pastry at Hot Chocolate. This specialty cocktail combines Stoli Vanil, Kahlua, Baileys and homemade chocolate milk, shaken and served in a martini glass. You can also bring back childhood memories with their version of the Creamsicle that's made with Stoli Vanil, fresh orange juice and half & half, shaken to a froth and served over ice in a high ball glass.

Kitsch’n on Roscoe offers retro d├ęcor and retro cocktails, including the infamous Tang-tini that will have you flyin' high with real Tang, spiked with Skyy Vodka and a touch of triple sec, served in a martini glass with an orange wedge.

DeLaCosta's "PopTails." (Photo: DeLaCosta)

"Willy Wonka" gets a shout out at Plan B Bar + Kitchen for The Snozberries taste like Snozberries cocktail. It’s made with Skyy Berry vodka, Skyy Citrus vodka, cranberry and pineapple juice and garnished with a Gummie Bear. The perfect answer to the question, “Who ever heard of a snozberry?!”

Indulge in a sweet Honeycomb Margarita at Sepia. They use their own house-made honeycomb tequila liquor to create this mix with partida blanco tequila and fresh lime juice.

And Timothy O’Toole’s goes old school with the Pink Panther, which mixes X-Rated vodka, X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, DeKuyper Watermelon Schnapps and DeKeyper Peach Schnapps.—Additional reporting by Suzy McMillen

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