10 Places for Boozy Milkshakes in Houston
Bowlero Bowling Alley in The Woodlands has awesome boozy shakes, like this Salt & Caramel, Push It Real Good shake with Stoli Karamel vodka.
Photo by Molly Dunn
Milkshakes are good, but boozy shakes are so much better. The traditional blend of milk, ice cream and syrups makes for an enjoyably sweet refreshment, but the extra splash of tequila, rum or beer just takes it to a new level.
When you're in the mood for an alcoholic drink, but are simultaneously craving something sweet, we suggest you hit up one of these ten Houston restaurants for an adult milkshake. Of course, if you've got youngsters in your family, most of these places can whip together a non-alcoholic version. So you both can get what you want.
Correction: Bernie's Burger Bus no longer offers hard liquor in its milkshakes. Guests can purchase craft beer or a regular milkshake.
1. Bernie's Burger Bus Now that Bernie's Burger Bus has its own brick-and-mortar, the menu has expanded and the restaurant has a full bar, which means you can get some pretty awesome milkshakes spiked with booze. Bernie's uses baked goods from Fluff Bake Bar, including those ever-popular Fluffernutters. Chef and owner Justin Turner collaborated with pastry chef Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar to create these milkshakes, which can all be enhanced with alcohol. Try the Fluffernutter Shake featuring Masson's peanut butter cookie with marshmallow spiked with Frangelico, or take a tropical route and sip on the Roasted Pineapple and Vanilla Bean shake featuring white chocolate and coconut puppychow with Cruzan Black Strap. The classic Chocolate Shake is upgraded with homemade fudge, Devil's food chocolate cake crumble and Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur.
2. Fielding's Wood Grill This Woodlands restaurant offers a menu filled with perfect milkshake accompaniments, such as Angus beef burgers topped with everything from crispy bacon and provolone to fig ham and jalapenos with blue cheese. Add a side of Truffle and parmesan fries or deep-fried spuds topped with bison chili and Grafton cheddar cheese, then wash it all down with one of Fielding's sinfully sweet (and boozy) milkshakes. The "Shakes for Everyone" include adventurous flavors such as roasted peanuts with grey sea salt and house caramel sauce, and candied jalapenos with cocoa coulis and fresh mint. But, the "Shakes for Over 21" are all about the booze. The Tiramisu shake's Kahlua is enhanced by crushed Oreo cookies, while the Bourbon Caramel includes just a touch of toffee. There isn't an overwhelming amount of sweet flavors because let's face it, we want to taste the alcohol, not mask it completely.
3. Liberty Kitchen Unlike other restaurants featured on this list, Liberty Kitchen is not known for its burger and shake pairings; it's an oyster bar doling out sensational platters of oysters, fried seafood, deviled eggs and custard milkshakes. Although Liberty Kitchen does have some pretty stellar burgers and sandwiches. While the White Linen is not technically considered a milkshake, this creamy cocktail is just like a blended dessert. Look for it on the drinks menu rather than the food menu. Liberty Kitchen takes vanilla custard from Petite Sweets and mixes it with Liberty pineapple-infused vodka plus Amaretto Disaronno and Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur. It's a bit more boozy than its competitors, but it's still a frozen custard drink you need to try.
4. Del Frisco's Grille You can always get a juicy burger and crispy fries at Del Frisco's Grille, and you can also get an awesome spiked milkshake. The Adult Milkshake combines two liqueurs, Nocello Walnut and Creme de Cacao Chocolate, with vanilla ice cream. Topped with a cherry and dollop of whipped cream, it's a creamy, minty, chocolate and nutty shake you just have to pair with a burger and fries.Next Page
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