Sonic Drive-In has around 25 frozen drinks on their menu, but they are about to change the slush game with the addition of the pickle juice slush. That’s right. Pickle. Juice. Slush. Before you get all salty and disgusted by the unusual and brine-y slushie flavor, think about the potential hangover cure that pickle juice slushes could be.
Sonic Drive-In plans to debut pickle juice slushes to locations nationwide in June. Food and Wine said the icy beverage is said to be “sweet and tangy,” and the “bright brine compensates for the over-savoriness you might have been worried about.” “It’s surprisingly delicious (and makes a good accompaniment to burgers and/or tots and/or corn dogs).” You can even request the pickle juice syrup in your burger or milkshake, which might be pushing the envelope.
Pickle juice is the hangover cure of choice by Russians and Polish. There is even some science that suggests that pickle juice can prevent hangovers. Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it causes you to have to urinate more often. This causes your body to dehydrate faster. Pickle juice contains water and lots of salt, which your body loses while drinking. Plus the pickle juice brine has vinegar and Vitamin C, which will help your body to start storing water and restoring electrolytes. Sonic did not state how much actual pickle juice is in their slush, but if there is some, the pickle juice slush could be your go-to hangover cure this summer or you could add vodka to it for a tangy martini.
In other slushie news, Taco Bell unleashed a much more traditional frozen beverage flavor of Skittles Strawberry Slushie so you can drink the rainbow.