We are officially in the dog days of summer and it’s hard to stay cool. Depending on where you live, you can’t go to the beach everyday; and it’s hard to fit in pool time when you’re clocking in long hours at the office. Knocking back a few beers is tough, especially when your favorite pilsner or pale ale gets warm after just a few minutes. A cold cocktail works; that is until the ice melts and you’re left with liquor-water (not that we’d turn our noses up at that).
But we’ve got a summertime solution for you. It’s a drink that mixes two classic heat solutions: ice cream and getting drunk so you don’t notice that you’re sweating. That’s right, it’s the alcoholic milkshake! And we’ve got two recipes that’ll quickly become seasonal favorites.
Ted’s Montana Grill, the All-American restaurant chain founded by Ted Turner, has shared two of their brand-new alcoholic milkshake recipes. Ted’s may be best known for their bison dishes—as well as their preservation of bison herds all over America—but these hand-crafted recipes are made to satisfy not only your sweet tooth, but also to hit you with an excellent summer buzz. And they’re easy to make at home.
For those that prefer fruit, the Boozy Berry is made with Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream, fresh-squeezed lemonade, Tito’s Vodka, Grand Marnier, wildberry puree and whipped cream to top. And for the traditionalist, there is the The Slide, Ted’s Montana’s take on the Mudslide. This milkshake features Häagen-Daz vanilla ice cream, half & half, Kahlua, Absolut vodka, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Hershey’s syrup, and whipped cream.
Either way, you can’t go wrong. So stay cool by either trying the real thing at Ted’s Montana or giving these recipes a shot the next time you have friends over.
6 oz. Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream
2 oz. Fresh-squeezed Lemonade
1 oz. Tito’s Vodka
1 oz. Grand Marnier
1 oz. Wildberry Puree
2 Tbl. Whipped Cream
6 oz. Vanilla Ice Cream
1 oz. Half & Half
3/4 oz. Kahlua
1 oz. Absolut Vodka
3/4 oz. Baileys
1 oz. Hershey’s Syrup
2 Tbl. Whipped Cream