Sweet Sips: NYC's Best Boozy Milkshakes

by Kirby Allison · June 21, 2011

Bars and restaurants around the city are marrying some of our favorite ingredients, ice-cream and alcohol. Chill out with some of the best desserts in town.  We have your guide to the best adult milkshakes in the city.

Back Forty

Located in the Lower East side, Back Forty's "stout shake" is definitely that, quite stout. Made with Mother's Milk Stout, Pears, Hangar One Pear Vodka and ice cream you can sip on a peachy, ice-creamy, vodka-ey delight after you nibble on their delicious fair.

Bill's Bar and Burger

Known for its tasty, savory burgers, this joint also boasts some pretty thick and delicious shakes to rival all those other shake/burger hot spots.  They add some booze to your shake option. For an extra four dollars you can add Coole Swan Irish Cream to your cookies 'n cream milk shake or Woodford Reserve to your campfire shake. YUM!

Brooklyn Bowl

As a member of the Blue Ribbon restaurant empire, you know you are going to get some good grub at this joint. They feature a milkshake entitled the "Bourbon St. Shake" complete with nutella and an extra shot of, you guessed it, bourbon.[via]

BLT Burger

This restaurant offers multiple adult shakes for your pleasure. At $12 a pop, they do seem a little pricey but their Night Rider milkshake has been described as "a true chocolate lover's delight". This Kahlua, chocolate ice cream, Oreo puree and chocolate liqueur concoction definitely sounds like it is worth a try, and if chocolate isn't your thing there are 4 other tasty milkshake options that are bound to strike our taste bud's fancy.

Stanton Social

For $3 you can curb your sweet tooth's appetite with a 90 proof milk shake shot at this small plate-tapas style LES eatery. Made with Makers Mark and caramel ice cream, this shot goes down very easy making you want to order a couple more. They are super tasty and at the size of a large shot glass, you won't be getting a huge daunting dessert, rather a sweet little sip after a delicious meal. [via]