by Jonathan Baker - 319 Reviews - 185 List
Be it a milkshake or a classic Coke float, there is no better summer treat than a chilly beverage made with ice cream. However, things really get dangerous when you add alochol to the frosty mix for a boozy milkshake or liquor-spiked float. With Hobnob leading the way with a trio of loaded milkshakes, we've pinpointed the five restaurants and bars in Atlanta where you can get mischievous with childhood favorites. Read on!
Updated: August 02, 2010
This Midtown watering hole delivers major temptation with its sparkling lemonade (made with lemon sorbet, vodka and Champagne) and mudslide milkshake, but its chocolate stout milkshake wins the game. Made with Left Hand stout, vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup, this is what stout beer was meant for.
Farm Burger, the instant burger hit in Decatur, goes a similar route as Hobnob with a vanilla porter milkshake, but this is outshone by its own apple cider float. Using JK Scrumpy's Hard Cider and vanilla ice cream, this tastes like a boozy apple pie in a glass. How American!
Giving a major boost to ol? reliable--bourbon and Coke--Three Sheets chef Josh Carden took his love for the drink and created a Maker's Mark Coke float. Using imported Mexican Coca-Cola, a heavy pour of Maker's and scoop of vanilla, it will single-handedly make you wish every bar in Atlanta carried this version.
You can't have a list of milkshakes and other similar drinks in Atlanta without including the one beer that already boasts milkshake consistency, Guinness! Cute Irish pub, The Marlay House, gives a full pint proper accompaniment with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. We think all Guinness should come like this.
Some things are just worth a drive outside the city, and an alcoholic creamsicle leads in this category for Atlanta. Made with orange sherbet and vanilla vodka, this is a bit like an adult version of a Varsity Frosted Orange. And the Vinings burger joint doesn't stop there; its chocolate milkshake with espresso vodka comes in a close second.