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11 Restaurants With Boozy Milkshakes That Are Worth the Trip

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Want a cool treat with a little kick? Buckle up, because we found a selection of road trip-worthy boozy shakes. Yep, these delectable desserts have the decadence of ice cream—spiked with alcohol. Intrigued? Read on to learn which "adult" shakes are worth traveling to.

1. TED'S BULLETIN // WASHINGTON D.C.

No matter what your sweet tooth desires, there’s a boozy milkshake awaiting you at one of the Washington D.C. area's three locations of Ted’s Bulletin. From the Key Lime Pie shake spiked with coconut rum to the Grasshopper, which includes Kahlúa and crème de menthe, milkshake fans will find a variety of flavors and liquors.

2. THE ORIGINAL DINERANT // PORTLAND, OREGON

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Diner fare gets an upgrade, thanks to the boozy shakes at The Original Dinerant. These drinks take their cues from classic cocktails, adding a decadent dessert twist; standouts on the menu include The Dude (Kahlúa, vodka, vanilla ice cream) and the Berry Boozy (vodka, berries, vanilla ice cream).

3. SASSAFRAS AMERICAN EATERY // DENVER

Sassafras American Eatery’s Icy Inebriants will keep you cool with a bit of kick. For a delightful spin on a smoothie, try the Lavender Fields, which includes mixed wild berries, house-infused lavender gin, and vanilla bean ice cream.

4. RUDY'S BAR & GRILLE // CHICAGO

Rudy’s is known for marrying alcohol and ice cream. Meet the Milkshake Martini: These Smirnoff vodka-based cocktails are combined with Homer's gourmet ice cream—which, legend has it, was a favorite of Al Capone's—to create a variety of flavors like Pumpkin Spice, Double Chocolate, and Dreamsicle.

5. GO BURGER // NEW YORK CITY

Go Burger is all about that gourmet hamburger experience, but their extensive selection of adult beverages really seals the deal. Not only do they have adult floats (including a mouth-watering take on the classic root beer float spiked with Elijah Craig bourbon), but their shakes and cocktails also won’t disappoint. Try the Grandma’s Treat, which is made with Maker’s Mark, caramel and vanilla ice cream.

6. WUBURGER // BOSTON

WuBurger is a staple for burgers, but their milkshakes should not be overlooked. A particularly intriguing one, the Hummingbird, is made with banana chips, chocolate, and raspberry liquor. At $12, that sounds like a steal.

7. RELISH BURGER BISTRO // SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

Relish Burger Bistro is housed within Scottsdale's luxury resort, The Phoenician. The menu [PDF] consists of various 100 percent Wagyu beef burgers on brioche buns, and when it comes to boozy shakes, it sticks to the three main classics: Chocolate, vanilla, and the root beer float. (The chocolate version is spiked with both Van Gogh chocolate vodka and Godiva chocolate liqueur.)

8. HOLSTEINS // LAS VEGAS, PORTLAND, AND ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Holsteins is not messing around with their mind-blowing variety of "Bam-boozled Shakes." Of the 11 shakes they offer (including a vegan coconut raspberry option), the liquor ranges from tequila (the Coffee & Donuts has Patron) to dark rum (the Bananas Foster features Myers's). And of course they carry flavored vodkas, like in the Campfire Smores shake made with Smirnoff marshmallow vodka, chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker crumble.

9. SKILLET // SEATTLE

What pairs perfectly with a burger at Skillet? A boozy milkshake with all of the decadence of a sundae! Their Colonel Parker hard shake adds bourbon to a peanut butter and vanilla ice cream base, while the Jesse's Peppermint Patty combines Batch 206 Mad Mint vodka and Meletti Cioccolato liqueur with vanilla ice cream.

10. FIELDING'S WOOD GRILL // THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS

Grab lunch or dinner at Fielding’s Wood Grill—but save plenty of room for dessert. Whether you have a hankering for the B 52 (with Cointreau, Bailey's and Kahlua) or a Bourbon Caramel (with Buffalo Trace Kentucky bourbon and toffee), the housemade ice cream made from local dairy is the best way to wash down a meal.

11. PALLOOKAVILLE FINE FOODS // ATLANTA

The options are (nearly) endless at Pallookaville. Their extensive list of Shaketails and Boozecreams pretty much guarantees that anyone seeking a boozy float will be satisfied. One menu standout: the Toasty Cinnamon Crunch, which includes vanilla ice cream, butterscotch, Fireball whiskey and, of course, the namesake cereal.

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New Pop Chart Lab Poster Is a Boozy Blueprint For Making Classic Cocktails
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Pop Chart Lab's posters combine design with data, and their latest offering—a full breakdown of the ingredients in 60 classic cocktails—is no exception. From the exact ratio of gin and tonic that should go into a G & T (2 ounces and 4 ounces, respectively) to the garnishes you'll need to make a proper Tom Collins (a maraschino cherry and a lemon twist), the 3-foot-by-2-foot "Constitutions of Classic Cocktails" artwork teaches mixology basics you'd typically learn in bartending school, sans tuition fee.

In addition to mainstays like the Negroni and the Whiskey Sour, the poster also includes relatively obscure drinks (ever heard of the Golden Dawn, or the Journalist?), which you can attempt after drinking your way through your favorite concoctions. Before you know it, you'll be explaining to your friends the intricacies of why you should stir martinis instead of shaking them (sorry, James Bond), or the difference between a highball and a Collins glass. Bottoms up!

"Constitutions of Classic Cocktails" costs $37, and is currently available for pre-order. Shipping begins on Friday, October 20, 2017. (To see the poster's details up close, visit Pop Chart Lab's website and click on the diagram.)

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Attention Beer Lovers: A London Brewery Is Hiring a Professional Taste-Tester
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Beer lovers aren’t given many chances to discuss their passion for imbibing at job interviews. But a new open position at London's Meantime Brewing Company lists that expertise as one of the top qualifications. As Fortune reports, the brewery is seeking a professional beer taster to help improve its products.

The brewery’s part-time employee will “join the panel brewers as they taste, discuss, and pass opinion on a range of different beers,” according to the job listing on LinkedIn. On top of steady access to free booze three hours a week, the taster will receive a competitive salary “with beer benefits.” As the description reads: “Yes, this could just be the best job in the world.”

Meantime isn’t just considering any casual beer drinker for the role. Their ideal candidate will have a precise palate that can distinguish “chocolate malt from dark malt” and “Fuggles from Cascade hops.” They will also have an understanding of global consumer markets, a functioning knowledge of English, and an extensive beer vocabulary. The brewery is located in the London borough of Greenwich, so applicants who aren’t local should be willing to relocate.

Founded in 1999, the Meantime Brewing Company made its name on the beer scene with signature beverages like their London Lager, London Pale Ale, and Yakima Red. If you’re interested in joining the team, post 30 words on your LinkedIn profile explaining why you deserve the gig, along with any photos or videos that may help your case, with the hashtag #pickmemeantime. The company will narrow down the pool to three candidates for an in-person beer tasting before deciding their top pick. Meanwhile, you can prepare for the job by brushing up on your beer facts.

[h/t Fortune]

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