When life gives you a never-ending, acne-inducing heat wave, you can do one of two things: complain about it on Facebook or shut the hell up and drink your dinner.
Sorry. The heat makes me grumpy.
I already provide plenty of reasons to hide or unfriend me on social networking sites. So, when it’s hot enough for me to get that unpleasant under-boob sweat on the drive home from work, I often give up the idea of eating dinner. Sometimes it’s just too damn hot to eat. I know; it’s rarely “too anything” for me pass up solid foods, but my people — the Irish — don’t like the sun, and too much of it does strange things to our skin and our brains.
But we do like our liquor. That’s why Snow & Company in the Crossroads is a perfect option for those steamy, summer nights when I can’t sit down without getting a sweat stain across my favorite Target tank top.
According to its website, Snow & Co is best described as “an artful frozen cocktail experience made with Fresh ingredients & premium spirits.” According to Emily Farris, it’s best described as “boozy slurpees!”
Also, it’s air-conditioned.
Snow & Co’s “artful frozen cocktails” come in a variety of frequently-changing flavors and are said to be made with “fresh-squeezed juices and house-made syrups.” They’re all served in double-walled Bodum tumblers — a nice touch.
If you, like me, don’t really like fruit, and want to try out some flavors before you commit to a tall $10 boozy brain freeze, you can get a flight of three for $10. The last time I went (to celebrate my new job), I started with a flight and was surprised that I liked the one with peach, even though I’d really only ordered it for the bourbon. My favorite was the Limey Bastard, which was like a margarita, but better. So I got a big one. And I drank it all.
There’s Food, Too
If, after a flight and then a full-size frozen cocktail, you forget how hot you once were and realize how hungry you are, that’s okay. Snow & Co also offers some solid food items, like sandwiches, salads, chips and salsa, hummus and flatbreads. I’ve only ever had the chips and salsa, and it’s fine. But nobody’s going there for the food.
1815 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Monday – Saturday: 11AM – 1AM
Sunday: 11AM – 12AM