MARRERO, La - It's the first day of Summer.
You need to cool off.
And, so the question is, how?
WGNO News with a Twist features guy Wild Bill Wood has just the right recipe.
It's Pickle on the Rocks. A blast of pickle-inspired winter flavor in the middle of the summer, usually. But you can have it any time of year.
Pickle on the Rocks is a sno-ball. And it's the invention of the folks from the Cold Spot, a sno-ball stand in Marrero, Louisiana near New Orleans.
The recipe is real pickle juice, really poured right on top of a cup full of shaved ice.
And then right on top, a pickle. Just like you'd see on top of a big juicy burger.
It's the signature of the season. That's the summer season so Wild Bill is taking a blast smack dab back to the middle of the summer season.
Pickle on the Rocks is a blast of winter, in the middle of summer, in the middle of a sno-ball.
It's the way to celebrate and take a bite right from the middle of National PIckle Day which is traditionally celebrated every November 14.
You can celebrate with the pickle of your choice: Dill, Gherkin, Polish, Kosher Dill, Bread and Butter or even a Brined Pickle.
How many pickles do Americans gobble up every year? Well, more than 5 million pounds.
That's a lot of pure pickle power.
And you know the trend in pickles these days. It's the deep-fried pickle. It used to be the kind of thing you could get only at a festival or carnival or fair.
Now deep-fried pickles are on the menu at restaurants everywhere.
So take a bite from your pickle.
And cheers, if it's a Pickle on the Rocks from the Cold Spot in Marrero, Louisiana.