“It’s been a three-year odyssey to get to this point,” co-owner Shane Mounce said of May's grand opening. “Our Sundays have been spent experimenting in someone’s kitchen.”
Shane Mounce is opening Buzzed Bull with his wife, Katherine Mounce, his brother and sister-in-law Colten and Kaitlyn Mounce, mother Cathy and family friends Keith and Amber Ayers.
The creamery has about 30 suggested ice cream or frozen yogurt items on the menu, Kaitlyn Mounce said. Those items include the Redleg, made with strawberries, graham crackers, Red Bull and vodka.
“The menu is just solely a suggestion,” Kaitlyn Mounce said. “You can select different levels of alcohol, from top-shelf liquors to what we offer, or remove alcohol from any menu item as well.”
For "buzzed" ice cream orders, size determines the amount of liquor added to the frozen dessert, she said. A small ice cream includes a single shot, a medium includes a shot and a half and a large comes with two shots. Each order of alcoholic ice cream contains about 5 percent alcohol by volume, which is about the same as an IPA beer or wine cooler.
Customers also can select up to 20 mix-ins, such as graham crackers and pecans, with the purchase of any flavor. Kaitlyn Mounce said. People pick their mix-ins and alcohol while walking along a counter set-up similar to Chipotle's. The final step of any order involves mixing ingredients with a cream or yogurt, which is then flash frozen with liquid nitrogen into ice cream and served.
“The liquid nitrogen intensifies different flavors,” Amber Ayers said.
Kaitlyn and Colten Mounce said they first came up with the idea for Buzzed Bull while living in Florida a few years ago. They moved back to Cincinnati to open the creamery with the support of family and friends, who eventually became co-owners as well.
“We’ve built out everything, too, from the tables to the floors,” Colten Mounce said.
Shane Mounce said they tossed around about 90 names before settling on Buzzed Bull.
“We liked the alliteration,” he said. “We also love the (Over-the-Rhine) neighborhood around here.”
Regular hours of operation will be noon-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday; and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday.