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This Fast-Food Chain Is Releasing Booze-Inspired Drinks This Summer

Here's the unexpected reason these mouth-watering slushes will appeal to almost anyone.
FACT CHECKED BY Faye Brennan

If the start of daylight saving time has you suddenly longing for all things sunny weather, one popular fast-food chain is about to deliver in a very cool new way.

Sonic Drive-In is a chain known for both its menu and customer experience innovations, including the new digital tipping method the fast-food chain announced earlier this week. Following the design updates Sonic unveiled last summer, the brand is getting ready to launch two refreshing new beverage items.

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In late May 2021, the Oklahoma-based chain will debut bubble tea-inspired balls they're calling "Bursting Bubbles," according to The Takeout. Sonic lovers may have Bursting Bubbles added to any drink.

However, the "Bursting Bubbles" drinks will only be on Sonic's menu for summer. When they disappear in August, they'll be followed up that same month with another Sonic first: cocktail-inspired frozen drinks, which the company has dubbed "Uncorked Slushes."

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If a night at the drive-in sounds like the perfect idea for a socially distant night out, here's an exciting twist: Sonic's Uncorked Slushes will be alcohol-free, so just about anyone within driving distance of a Sonic can enjoy a Peach Bellini, Strawberry Frosé, or Red Berry Sangria slush.

Sonic's Uncorked Slushes will stay in-season until late September…perhaps just in time for the world to be overtaken by pumpkin-flavored drinks.

The longer daylight hours have us thinking drinks, too…but be sure to read about the surprising side effects soda has on your immune system. And, if fast-food innovation is something you're into, learn which beloved chain has just rolled out a fleet of food trucks.

Correction: A previous version of this story suggested Sonic's Bursting Bubbles was a beverage itself. As a representative for Sonic Drive-In has clarified, the bubbles themselves are only one flavor, but may be added to any drink.

Krissy Gasbarre
Krissy is a senior news editor at Eat This, Not That!, managing morning and weekend news related to nutrition, wellness, restaurants and groceries (with a focus on beverages), and more. Read more