Frozen drinks have come to a Delaware County beer distributor near you, writes Caroline Coral for Eater Philadelphia.
Thanks to relaxed Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board rules, places like Rite Buy Beer in Clifton Heights have malt beverage frozen-drink machines on the counter, offering the latest in colorful slushies for takeout.
The clerk fills up a cup, puts an airtight lid on it using a custom sealing machine, and hands it to the customer with a straw. Handwritten signs advise customers that alcohol is not to be consumed on premises.
Labels let you know you’re looking at bright pink Bud Light Passion-Fruit-Rita, orange Smirnoff Peach Mango Smash, a glowing green sour apple Four Loko variant, and Seagram’s tropical take on spiked seltzer dubbed Jamaican Me Happy.
ABVs range from 3.2 percent up to 14 percent.
The casual alcoholic beverage has come a long way, considering it was illegal just a few years ago to sell single bottles of beer in a retail shop.
Now beer distributors have upped their selection, filling cases with everything from tallboys of PBR to the spiked sodas and seltzers that are having a real moment right now.
Read more about these slushies drinks here.