In celebration of National Ice Cream Month in July and beyond, Phoenix-based cocktail bar Platform 18 has unveiled a boozy twist on the classic sweet treat with elevated infusions. The adult-only ice cream and sorbet creations include:
Bootlegger — vanilla bean ice cream infused with Westland sherry cask American single malt whiskey, Lustau Penisula Palo Cortado sherry, finished with a toasted hazelnut and 18-year-old balsamic vinegar.
Civility is Champion — a passion fruit sorbet infused with Mount Gay XO Aged Barbadian rum, Peychaud’s Aperitivo, lime, grapefruit and finished with a 20-year-old sherry vinegar, served with a small pour of Perrier-Jouët Champagne.
Steel Tycoon — strawberry sorbet infused with Sip Smith VJOP gin, Hine H Cognac, Strega, pineapple, lime and finished with a reduction of Yellow Chartreuse.
And Winchester Riffle — coconut milk ice cream infused with EH Taylor Small Batch Bourbon, toasted coconut, dark chocolate, basil and finished with a reduction of Hericques & Hericques 10 yr Sercial Madeira.
The spiked sorbet and ice cream, priced at $8, will be available at Platform 18 year round. Platform 18, located a replica Pullman train car inside of Century Grand, which also houses the Grey Hen Rx and UnderTow bars, is part of brand incubator and beverage consulting company Barter & Shake Cocktail Entertainment.