Are you ready to get Ice Cream wasted?
You can thank Melissa Tavss, ice cream sommelier and founder of Tipsy Scoop, for infusing your favorite wholesome treat with vodka, bourbon, tequila and other intoxicants like stouts and wines. Tipsy Scoop is a compound venue, featuring a bar and ice cream counter (barlour). Expect sinful flavors ranging from dark chocolate whiskey caramel and cake batter vodka martini to strawberry rhubarb bourbon and spiked hazelnut coffee.
Customers can choose from 15 classic flavors, including seasonal options that have yet to be determined. They can also get their buzz from ice cream sandwiches and an assortment of cakes and pies.
According to Tavss, each pint of her handmade artisanal ice cream contains five percent alcohol, so customers will need to show photo ID to make a purchase. Sorry kiddos! Each scoop will set you back $4.50, but you will be able to get discounted prices for double scoops at $6.50 — and four flavors for $10.50.
Currently, you can place an order on the Tipsy Scoop website or at retailers like Morton Williams, City Fresh Market and Whole Foods. They also sell to Sedutto NYC, an ice cream and yogurt shop on the upper east side. For her next project, Tavss is working on boozy toppings. Seems appropriate!
The barlour will be open for business May 7th from noon to 9:00 p.m. Hours of operations will be noon to 10:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 9:00 p.m on Sundays. The first 25 patrons on opening day will receive $1 ice cream scoops and the first 50 will be gifted with either free tank tops or tote bags.
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Where: 217 East 26th Street (near Third Avenue)