Noir Gives Rise to Boozy Water Ices

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Noir's water ice cocktail Photo: Noir

East Passyunk Avenue's Noir is gearing up for the start of summer this week with the rollout of a new selection of cocktails inspired by and making use of Phillys most ubiquitous warm weather frozen treat, water ice. Noir barkeeps have come up with three icy-slushy sippers that are made with water ice sourced from its neighbors at South Philly institution Mancusos Cheese Shop, and lemoncello from upstart Pollyodd. The cherry-favored brain-freezer is made with Mancusos cherry water ice and house-infused cherry vodka. The lemon and chocolate versions use the ice makers lemon and chocolate flavors, and Pollyodds lemoncello or chocolatecello. All run six bucks a piece, come garnished with a pretzel, and are available now.