‘Tis the season to be slushy, whether that be your go-to beverage or your summer hits playlist.
Now, cider is undoubtedly a delightful drink at this time of the year; the icier and fruitier the better. But also, slushies are awesome, so how do you decide which way to turn thirst-quenching wise?
Never fear. The Blackhorse pub on Chester-le-street – a very lovely looking pub in Durham, England, have brewed up a delectable summery delight; combining the tart taste of cider with the scrumptious mushiness of a slushie.
Meet the Strongbow Dark Fruit slushie; a berry-licious drink which has just been added to the menu. Summer has officially begun:
If you aren’t keen on the taste of cider, then there are also blue WKD and Irn-Bru flavours to try, as well as rhubarb and ginger gin and midori melon.
All pallets are most definitely catered for at this innovative establishment, and cheers to that.
Each frosty drink will set you back £6 a pop, but you can get two for £10 which isn’t bad – ideal for when you and a fellow slushie fiend fancy a treat together.
Check out more about alcoholic slushies below:
Regulars are clearly loving this creative take on beer garden bevvies.
One person exclaimed:
I could be doing with one of these
While another drooled: ‘they look lush.’
However, this isn’t the only excellent pub firing up their slushie machine.
The Frog and Orange in Canterbury, Kent, have also clocked on to the fact Strongbow Dark Fruit is at its finest in slushie form.
Owner of The Frog and Orange, Louise Pilcher, told UNILAD how their wide range of frozen cocktails – which includes cloudy lemonade and rum punch – have already gone down a treat with pub goers, explaining:
The slushies have been so popular and we’ve had to keep up with topping the machine up, it’s been a great weekend to launch this as a new product with the beautiful weather.
We’ve also started branching out into other frozen cocktails this weekend and launched a tropical rum punch which also completely sold out yesterday. We’ve made a new one today with cloudy lemon which has gone down well with vodka, gin or rum!
For those fancying a drink in the comfort of their own back garden, you can grab an iconic Slush Puppy Machine from ASOS for the surprisingly reasonable price of £59.99. Perfect for when you want your summer party to be a little bit on the quirky side.
The machine can whip up a whole litre worth of slush, so there’ll be plenty to go around. Oh, and it comes with ten cups too, which is nice and handy.
All you have to do is purchase some official syrup – sadly not included but available at Menkind quite cheapish – and voila.
It seems we’re all about the slushies this summer. Coca Cola is set to launch its first Coke slushie and it sounds so fabulous, I’m genuinely surprised it’s only just been invented.
Available across Japan in picnic friendly pouches, this icy delight will have all the, frankly underrated, flavourings of lemon-flavoured Coke.
Oh and if you happen to live in Japan then they’ll be sold at the recommended retail price of 130 yen ($1.21), which isn’t bad at all.
A slush puppy would go down right now.
— Zee'Milly (@ZoeLDN) May 6, 2018
when u return to the corner shop for ur fourth slush puppy of the day pic.twitter.com/E7DhHHMh1P
— james norman-fyfe (@jamesfyfe92) May 6, 2018
Need unlimited slush puppies today
— Jazz Baxendale (@_j4zz) May 6, 2018
Advice for hot, sunny days – when you get back from holiday and put your bottle of duty free Prosecco in the freezer to cool it quickly remember to take it out before you fall asleep. On another note – Prosecco slush puppies really should be a thing.
— Cathy Griffiths (@CathyG) May 6, 2018
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.