Even if you’re already living your summer in a YOLO-type of way, this is something to add to your bucket list: boozy milkshakes. We’ve simply must guzzle ‘em down. Why? Well – because why wouldn’t we? We suggest you take a summer Friday and ponder this here list. We’ve rounded up these seven booze-fueled milkshakes around the city for your slurping pleasure. Get started now, folks. Time is tickin’ and, as Ferris Bueller says, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and [drink an alcoholic dessert] once in a while, you could miss it.” Preach, Ferris.
The Beer Shake at 67 Burger
The boozy contents: Samuel Adams blended up with vanilla ice cream. It’s simple, slightly carbonated and definitely satisfying.
Makes you feel: like a true patriot — and a side of fries.
The Guinness Milkshake at MARK Burger
The boozy contents: a thick, creamy Guinness stout meets its match in a thick, creamy frozen dessert.
Makes you feel: like it’s St. Patrick’s Day, but you avoided the crowds from the parade. Victory is yours, friend.
The Triple Chocolate Disco Shake or the Captain Kangaroo's Cookie Craze at Big Daddy’s
The boozy contents: the Disco Shake is a rich mix of chocolate ice cream blended with Frangelico and crème de cacao. The Cookie Craze is an insane blend of vanilla ice cream, vanilla vodka and crushed Oreos.
Makes you feel: like a Christopher Nolan movie in milkshake form– it’s mind-bending in tasteful ways.
The Chocolate Peanut Butter Bomb at Bill’s Bar & Burger
The boozy contents: a sweet infusion of Jack Daniel’s Honey with toffee crunch, chocolate ice cream and spiced peanuts.
Makes you feel: like the kid who found the leftover bag of Reeses from Halloween. Go to town on it, consequences be damned.
A Cereal Milk White Russian Fancy Shake at Momofuku Milk Bar (Williamsburg location only)
The boozy contents: vodka, Kahlua and Milk Bar’s signature Cereal Milk
Makes you feel: like going out for a couple rounds of bowling with The Dude.
Stumbles the Clown at Mel’s Burger Bar
The boozy contents: a weirdly fun combination of Stoli vanilla and cotton candy ice cream.
Makes you feel: like laughing ‘til the milkshake is gone. Then you are sad. Very, very sad.
The S’mores Spiked Milkshake at Sidewalk Café
The boozy contents: marshmallow vodka, hazelnut liqueur, chocolate syrup, graham cracker crumbs and vanilla ice cream. ‘Nuff said.
Makes you feel: campfire ready, and also...yes, hmm...a little drunk.
BONUS: Uncle Willie’s Frozen Coffee at Skinny Dennis
(While this is more of a slushy than a milkshake, per se, we couldn’t miss out on including such a caffeinated wonder amongst other frozen boozy treats for the summer.)
The boozy contents: bourbon, brandy and a coffee liqueur, all served up in an old-school New York Greek paper coffee cup.
Makes you feel: like a sneaky drunk uncle slipping hooch into his coffee mug at the family reunion.