Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summer treat...



On hot sticky days, Sonic has been my go-to refreshment for years.
A Route 44 Diet Cherry Limeade. YUM.
Or a Route 44 Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper, for an afternoon caffeine fix. Yeah baby.
But, a while back my friend Jen told me I had to try their Mango Limeade.

Holy mama, Jen knows what she's talking about!! It is amazing!!
And 1/2 price drinks during happy hour (2-4pm)? We're there.

Oh and when you're in a mood to be really naughty? Try the coffee milkshake, called a Java Chiller.
If you want to get real crazy, you can even have an extra shot of espresso, called a Sonic Boom.
Not that I would ever consume that many calories and caffeine in one setting...

Funny story - when we lived in Colorado Springs a few years ago they did the happy hour thing.
I think they were a test market for Sonic.
Then we moved to Kansas.
I went to Sonic one day, pushed the red button and said, "Do you have happy hour?"
There was a long pause and then the 17 year old girl came on the speaker, laughing, "Ummm, ma'am? This is Sonic. We don't serve alcohol."
*sigh* I tried to explain it to her but I don't think she believed me.

Drink in your summer!

32 comments:

Colleen said...

Yep, you got me hooked on Sonic. :o) Rt 44 Barq's Slush. I think we now have happy hour here.

C. Beth said...

I loooove strawberry limeades from Sonic. Yum!

Donna @ Way More Homemade said...

Ha ha... Ma'am this is sonic... we don't serve alcohol. HA HA HA.

Yeah, but they should be controlled substances just the same.

I miss the blackberry iced tea, but raspberry will do in a pinch.

Beth Ann said...

The new Mango Limeade is wonderful! My husband and I usually hit up happy hour at Sonic on the weekends. They are building a new Sonic just a block from my office, and that makes me very happy!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Pity me. I've never been to a Sonic. Never even seen one.

Sigh.

jinx1764 said...

I love their cherry limeade, my fav! And the orange cream slushie is awesome, too!

SGreen said...

I love Sonic!!! Their Mango Cool Breezes are good too! My favorite in the morning is a Rt. 44 Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper.

blessedmomto7 said...

You MUST try diet cranberry too-my new fave and THE BOMB!

Erica said...

that is so funny about the happy hour! we LOVE happy hour! my son loves their slushes so we'll go at happy hour & i'll get him an "incredible hulk" slush (that's what he calls the green one) and i get a strawberry limeade. but mango limeade??? i'm gonna have to try that! i love that the small slushes are only $0.50 during happy hour!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Your story cracked me up!

Polka Dot Moon said...

That story is TOO funny!

Susan S. said...

mmm.mmm.mmm....LOVE me some Sonic Crush Ice! I'm going to try the Mango Lemonade! Sound delish...and too funny about your little "happy hour" story. I love to go through Sonic if I'm out and about at HH!

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

Your Happy Hour story is so funny! When I was in college in Hays way back in the early 90's the Sonic had happy hour. Then as we moved around I was surprised to find out they all didn't have it. It was a huge bummer when we lived in North Dakota because there weren't any Sonics.

I've not tried a Mango Limeade but I did have a Mango Cool Breeze last week that was very yummy!

gina said...

Never mind the happy hour- I'd be happy just to have a Sonic near by after reading this post- I'm salvitating. :)

kraftykash said...

Those sound wonderful right about now. Im a sucker for fruity drinks in stryafoam cups!

Christina said...

That is a great story! Hee, hee. Beki, I think we think alike.
You know, the last time I went to Sonic it was when my son was at a birthday party and so I took my older daughter for a special treat...it was right at the end of their happy hour (which is two hours, isn't it? What's up with that?) I asked for a whatever slushie (can't remember) and do you know she said,"We're all out of slushies." WHAT? We were sad for two seconds and then she saw the m&m milkshake...things turned out fine. Ha, ha. Enjoy your drink and your day!

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

I TOO AM IN LOVE with mango limeades. In fact, you've inspired me to go and get one later today -- after Luke's nap. What a great post!

Jeanneoli said...

That is hilarious..wouldn't that be great. Alcoholic summer drinks to go?:-)

Jeanneoli said...

That is hilarious..wouldn't that be great. Alcoholic summer drinks to go?:-)

Crafty P said...

awesome... just what I needed to hear to push me to try the mango limeade. I always revert to my old faithful cherry limeade! so glad I stopped by!

Kelly said...

Amen to Sonic! Although my drink of choice is the vanilla coke!

Ruth said...

Those drinks sound amazing! I thought of you today, I got an amazing curry but then they dumped a load of fresh coriader (cilantro?) on top - ugh!!!

Laura said...

OK, so all you Kansas blogging gals keep bringing up SONIC............never been, never heard of it, and Sonic should TOTALLY pay you for advertising!

John & Elisa Seaba said...

I love the happy hr story, that is hilarious!

Anonymous said...

Next time I come to visit the Beverlins we MUST go to Sonic. We don't have one near us in California.

Spadazzle said...

When I was pregnant I tried Sonic for the first time, I felt so sickkkkkkkkkk! It's funny how pregnancy does that- 9 years later I was finally able to try a chicken wrap- the drinks are good and it's fun sometimes to eat in the car:

jennifer said...

I had a Sonic corndog for supper :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

We have one...about 40 miles away..but u can bet when I go for my weekly groceries...I hit her! They have happy hour here in Oregon. I came by your blog for the first time..love your kids art work! Just wanted to say "Hi". cherry

Jenny said...

I laughed so hard at your story!! =) SO funny! My kids & I LOVE Happy Hour at Sonic too!!!!

PamperingBeki said...

For those of you who don't have Sonic, you have GOT to come to Kansas (or anywhere in the midwest, really) and try it!

Kasey said...

we just had a sonic open up here....so i will have to go try it.
Did you really live in Co. Springs?
I lived in Castle rock! lol small world.
xo

Leslie said...

I'm in Kansas too! :) I do love sonic... just got back from there... route 44 root beer with extra extra ice. :)