When I’m feeling down, a few cocktails or an indulgent milkshake always cheer me up. And when I’m ready to celebrate, yup, same thing – cocktails or ice cream! That’s what makes the boozy milkshake such an ingenious creation. You no longer have to choose between adult beverages and childhood comfort food!
Here are 8 Boston-area burger shops that offer some incredibly creative and tasty spiked milkshake options. Enjoy!
Located in Jamaica Plains, this burger shop serves “adult shakes” to compliment their artisan burgers. Options include salted caramel (vanilla ice cream with caramel vodka, tequila, sea salt, and whipped cream), bananas foster (vanilla ice cream with banana, dark rum, and whipped cream), and the “Nutty Cup” (chocolate ice cream with peanut butter and amaretto).
This Assembly Row burger joint offers spiked milkshakes in flavors like Almond Joy, Girl Scout Cookie, Chocolate-Covered Cherry, and more.
This 50’s-style diner in North Attleboro serves delicious boozy milkshake combos like mint chocolate (vanilla ice cream, chocolate vodka, peppermint schnapps), PB&J (strawberry ice cream, berry vodka, hazelnut liqueur). These were definitely not available in the 50’s!
Boston’s Hard Rock location has jumped on the bandwagon with their three “twisted shake” options — the Chocolate Cherry Soda Shake, Vanilla Rock Beer Shake, and Twist & Shout Shake, made with rum, beer, creme de cacao liqueur, chocolate and caramel syrups, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and bacon crumbles.
Barrel House in Beverly is serious about their cocktails so they also elevate their boozy shakes to an art form. Try the Bourbon “Cabinet” (bourbon, luxardo cherry syrup, ice cream), Senior Mints (fernet, U-Bet chocolate, ice cream), The Shake Down (aged rum, cinnamon, ice cream), and Window Shopper (Chartreuse, Murphy’s Stout, ice cream).
Located in Beverly, this joint was voted the best burger on the North Shore and they offer 6 boozy milkshakes! Try the Chocolate Salted Bourbon (bourbon, chocolate syrup, sea salt, chocolate ice cream) and Mexican Mudslide (Patron XO Cafe, Baileys, vanilla ice cream).
This wildly popular chain owned by the famous Wahlburg brothers has several fun flavors of spiked shakes including the Boston accented Fluffanuttahh (vanilla ice cream, marshmallow vodka, creme de banana, peanut butter), the Funky Monkey (chocolate ice cream, marshmallow vodka, chocolate syrup, graham cracker crumble), and more. Plus, there’s an adult root beer float. Locations in Boston, Lynnfield and Hingham.
Met Bar & Grill (Natick and Dedham)
The Met Bar & Grill may only offer two milkshake options, but what they lack in quantity they make up for in quality. And of course, these elaborate concoctions can be spiked with booze upon request. The Brownie sundae shake is made with chocolate ice cream, fudge brownie, fudge whipped cream, and chocolate cookie, while the banana caramel shake is made with sea salt caramel ice cream, bruleed banana chips, caramel sauce, whipped cream, and a mini cupcake.
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