June 30th is National Ice Cream Soda Day, and it certainly is timed perfectly with the hot weather we've been experiencing lately. So chill out at these NYC locations for some delicious, refreshing treats!
GO Burger on the Upper East Side makes a boozy take on this frosty, soda fountain staple: They blend three scoops of silky vanilla ice cream into a Cuba Libre ($12), a traditional highball that GO Burger makes with Bacardi Silver Rum, Boylan’s Cane Cola – made with pure cane sugar -- and lime.
Virgil's Real Barbecue makes a root beer float ($6.50) with Stewarts Root Beer and vanilla ice cream, along with beer-based floats such as the Vanilla Porter Float ($9) with Breckenridge Porter, Cointreau and vanilla Ice Cream, and the Blueberry Wheat Float ($9) with Shipyard Blueberry Wheat Beer and vanilla Ice Cream.
Lowcountry serves up a Bourbon Ice Cream Float ($10), complete with Puppy Chow Ice Cream and Bourbon chocolate sauce. Does it get any more delicious than this?
Extra Fancy whips up a delicious Stout float ($9) made with Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout and with a scoop of Hops Flavored Ice Cream, served in a frozen glass. Chef Ross Florence works with the Brooklyn Brewery on the ice cream and he created this inventive recipe.