ORIGINAL BOOZY MILKSHAKES: THE SALTY JIM

ORIGINAL BOOZY MILKSHAKES: THE SALTY JIM Friday, March 18, 2011

It’s been almost 20 Vincent Vega asked if Mia Wallace’s Jackrabbit Slim’s $5 Vanilla Milkshake was mixed with bourbon.

When when one ponders the unstoppable forces of inflation, a $5 milkshake’s not that bad of a deal. When we opened our doors in the spring of 2009, The Original offered up creamy, delicious housemade, diner-inspired milkshakes, and just shy of $6 a pop.

And now, for a few dollars more, you can order up that milkshake mixed with bourbon.

Introducing our Salty Jim, one of 7 Boozy Milkshakes currently available at The Original.

We start with a base of housemade vanilla ice cream, supplemented with flecks of vanilla bean, which we then pour into molten caramel. The result, says our pastry chef, Sally Bowers, is “quintessentially, the perfect ice cream.” This transformed salted caramel ice cream, she says, is silkier, smoother and a just touch sweeter.

Once that’s done, we cut that sweetness by mixing with the ice cream one shot of Jim Beam’s Black Label Bourbon. But before we serve you your shake, we stripe the inside of your glass with caramel sauce, pour in the shake and then finish it off with a hand-whipped cloud of fluffy whipped cream.

“It combines what people love,” says Sally. “They want to have a cocktail and they want to have a dessert, too, so why not just combine the two and give them what they want?”

And it’s true, isn’t it? You do want one?

Don’t you.