Ever since the rainbow bagel went viral, there’s been an onslaught of confections that look like something out of Rainbow Brite’s pantry. Hey, I like rainbows as much as the next guy, but I was kind of hoping this trend would be kiboshed after Stephen Colbert called the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino a “sugary affront to God.”
Alas, no. A publicist informs us that ever-inventive Park Slope restaurant Gristmill has created a Unicorn Fizz, a happy-shiny take on a Ramos Fizz that’s colored by pamplemousse liqueur, blue curacao and grenadine.
The story is that beverage director Kyle Eberle created this after botching a Ramos Fizz and deciding not to waste the ingredients (gin, egg whites, heavy cream, lemon juice, simple syrup, and soda water). But we have a sneaking suspicion this had something to do with a publicist or someone saying, “What about rainbows?” Either way, the shocktail can be yours for $13 starting tomorrow. Toss back a few and then Instagram it when you start peeing double rainbows all the way.