Celebrate IT’s Creepiest Scene with a Frosty, Adult “Float”
Pix and Story :: Anastacia Uriegas + Art :: Shawn Melchor
If clowns and red balloons don’t scare the crap out of you, you probably haven’t seen IT. The 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel was THE blockbuster hit this Summer and you--or your parents--might remember the O.G. miniseries which aired in 1990. The infamous sewer scene also provided pop culture with one of it’s most well-known memes. The scene goes like this: Yellow slicker-clad Georgie is playing with a paper boat in the rain when it sails down into a sewer drain, Pennywise aka the creepiest clown on Earth pops up inside the sewer and and tries to lure Georgie in by claiming to have balloons. He then recites the line we used as inspiration for this boozy milkshake: “Oh yes... they float, Georgie. They float. And when you're down here with me... YOU'LL FLOAT TOO!”
The IT-inspired float is a delicious throwback to your childhood with a “red balloon” garnish guaranteed to give you the good kind of chills.
1 Bottle Soda
2 Ounces of Vodka
Stemmed Maraschino Cherries and Whipped Cream for Garnish
1. In the bottom of the mason jar, stir together a small scoop of ice cream and a splash of soda (root beer, cream soda or vanilla sodas work well!)
2. Add 2 oz of Vodka to mason jar and stir to combine.
3. Add 2 -3 scoops of vanilla ice cream (we used cherry vanilla) to jar.
4. Slowly fill with soda, skewer upside-down maraschino cherry near stem and add straw.
5. Garnish with whipped cream and another cherry.