Fried chicken has been showing up everywhere over the last few years, particularly in odd places like coffee, Nicki Minaj’s collar bone and as sandwich bookends. And now Colonel Sanders’ humble, low-country protein gets the boozy treatment in Mess Hall’s Fried Chicken & Watermelon Cocktail. At the forthcoming LA restaurant, beverage pro Josh Goldman slings a bourbon-spiked, muddled watermelon concoction garnished with, what else, fried chicken skin.
We’ve seen meat jump the shark before – nothing’s been bastardized quite like bacon, after all – but do people actually order/consume this stuff, or is it purely for shock value? No disrespect to my state bird, but I’d much rather gnaw on fried chicken from a cardboard bucket than perched on the rim of a cocktail glass.
Posted by Abby
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