It has come to my attention that Cocktail Bodega - Lower East Side’s purveyor of healthy & potent alcoholic smoothies - has a lethal little, off-the-menu secret on its hands. One involving Jameson Irish Whiskey, cinnamon, and scoops of fresh coffee ice cream. One that is only orderable upon spoken request. The drink: The Jameson Ginger Beer Float.
At a place owned by Matt Levine and known for their Jameson Brown Sugar Banana Smoothie and their fluffy, whipped Birthday Cake Smoothie - it’s almost offensive, borderline deplorable, that this exclusive Jameson Ginger Beer Float hasn’t been announced to the masses until today.
Why, Bodega? Why is this only available until the end of March? That gives us only two more weeks to grasp the frothy float in our hands and revel in the dance of fresh coffee, crisp whiskey, and refreshing Ginger ale upon our tongues. This kind of sensory experience is not one to hasten. It’s not.
So perhaps the only thing left for us to do is just go to Bodega, even though we know the end is imminent since the float will be gone in (16) days.
Is it a risk? Definitely. But perhaps it’s better to have experienced it for a moment, than not at all.