ORIGINAL SPIRITS: THE BERRY BOOZY MILKSHAKE

ORIGINAL SPIRITS: THE BERRY BOOZY MILKSHAKE Monday, January 23, 2012

Of all the liquors known to us, there is only one that is truly versatile. It is, of course, vodka.

Really, what doesn’t vodka mix with?

There’s soda, of course, and tonic. There’s ginger ale (but ginger beer’s better, right?) lemonade, with iced tea, and, most certainly, tomato juice. It goes well with vermouth, grapefruit juice and even (so we’re told) Red Bull.

It basically goes with everything, especially any kind of fruit juice (think cranberry). It even goes well with cream (White Russians!).

So why not mix it with something fruity and creamy? And by something, we mean, why not shoot it in a milkshake?

What, after all, speaks more perfectly and plainly to our soda jerk ethos and aesthetic than by mixing that shot in our Seasonal Berry Milkshake.

Yep, the Berry Boozy is, in a few words, a shot of vodka and a vanilla milkshake into which we blend a handful of each berries (often blueberries, sometimes blackberries and raspberries, but almost always strawberries).

And if you want to put a (figurative) cherry on top, try one with a flavor-infused vodka, like one flavored with vanilla, or even something citrusy, like Absolut Mandarin or Grey Goose L’Orange.