As I mentioned in my last post, it was Asian BBQ & Booze on a Stick night. Well, Asian BBQ out of the way, we headed over to Counter to check out this ‘booze on a stick’ that SpB told us she read about somewhere…
Each order was $6 and included 3 mini popsicles – like the size if you’d used one of those tiny Dixie cups and frozen them in there. Not bad, to be honest, though my friends reminded me that it wasn’t like we got a lot of alcohol… but hell, I’m not going to complain about the price.
The three flavors we got were raspberry something, strawberry mint, and blueberry. Don’t ask me what alcohol was in each – I heard ‘vodka, rum, and prosecco’ but the guy was mumbling something fierce (it wasn’t an accent, he just refused to enunciate, and I got bored of asking him to repeat himself). In any case, each of us 4 girls (we each got our own) had our favorites – I preferred strawberry, despite the mint; HB preferred raspberry; and I forget what the other two liked exactly, but someone did like blueberry. Overall, though, I found them a bit boring… very much like if someone pureed not-very-ripe-fruit, added a few drops of alcohol (which you couldn’t taste at all), then froze it and called it a day. Too blandly flavored – either taste like alcohol or taste like a popsicle, but don’t taste like nothing! Are you using supermarket fruit or what?! If so, then add some subtle honey or sugar! While an inexpensive, fun treat for a warm night, I don’t know if I’d go back unless they change their recipe.
Yvo says: The restaurant smelled really good, though most people around us seemed to be there more for drinks and snacks than eating all out meals (I saw a lot of frites, hummus, appetizer type dishes going out). But it wasn’t busy around 9 on a Friday night, and as I said, specific to the booze pops – I won’t go back unless I hear that they’ve significantly amped up the recipe.
for what we got – pass until the recipe has been improved
other stuff, I don’t know, we didn’t try