“You won’t understand why, but you’ll keep going back for more sips, likely until it’s all gone,” says Maria.
Her only gripe is that the slush may, in fact, be a tad too sweet, “as if overcorrecting for the acidity, but maybe this is what has to happen for America to acclimate to – and embrace – pickle-flavoured soft drink.”
Once the pickle syrup is rolled out in June, it can be added to anything on the Sonic menu, from burgers to shakes – why anyone would want a squirt of pickle juice in their milkshake is beyond us, but hey, whatever floats your pickle-loving boat.
If you want to recreate some pickle-flavoured drink action back home, may we suggest a Pickle Back cocktail, which blends a shot each of whisky and the juice from a jar of pickles? Or have a go at making your own pickled cucumbers, cherries or peaches to serve with cheese and cured meats.