Monday, September 14, 2009
Snow Cones for Grownups
When it comes to drinks, conventional knowledge says that New York far exceeds Columbus in variety-- if you're willing to pay.
But maybe Columbus is catching up ... without the corresponding price tag.
When my friend Sam wanted to visit Columbus' Bristol Bar during her bachelorette party Labor Day weekend, I was eager to follow. Our book club met there nearly every month, drawn by the $2 martinis during happy hour.
But Bristol had just undergone some renovations and had introduced some new drinks.
For $3 the bar fashioned a mixed drink over crushed ice in a traditional paper snow cone cup. My vodka-and-passion-fruit-cordial was tasty, messy, and cold. Maybe it's not as classy as a martini, but it sure is more fun.