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5 Places to Find Boozy Milkshakes and Ice Cream in NC

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It’s still hot out there, so the need to cool down is still a valid excuse for indulging in a milkshake. Better yet, make that a boozy milkshake. Here are five to try across the state.

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1. Luscious Liquor Ice Cream

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This dreamy mobile business is a small-batch ice cream catering company that cutely serves customers from the window of a vintage postal truck. Better yet, the flavors are crafted with top-shelf alcohol and locally brewed beer. Find the the truck’s stops at events and various spots here.

Boozy ice cream to try: a scoop of the vanilla bean bourbon with Maker’s Mark, if it’s on the list.

2. Cin Cin Burger Bar

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1425 W 1st St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 999-8413
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This bar boasts cocktails and “speakeasy burgers.” Fun creations on the menu include the Bootleggers Bourbon Burger with a bourbon-molasses glazed burger topped with bacon, pimento cheese and caramelized onions, and the Speakeasy Deluxe with lettuce, American cheese, tomato, red onion and champagne burger sauce. So why not add more alcohol with one of the “wet adult shakes”?

Boozy shake to try: The Boozy Banana with banana liquor and fresh bananas (so this counts as a fruit), Kahlua, and, chocolate and caramel syrup.

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3. Burger Warfare

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1209 Battleground Ave
Greensboro, NC 27408
(336) 500-0654
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This gourmet burger bar serves up burgers, sandwiches (fried chicken craving, anyone?) salads (sweet-tea-brined chicken included), and a diverse array of adult milkshakes to pair. Plus: This establishment has a futuristic military theme, with burger names like Hell in the Pacific and Alex the Great.

Boozy shake to try: The Illuminati, with vanilla custard, whipped vodka, Bailey’s salted caramel, cookie dough, and Oreos. Don’t forget to upgrade to the “full metal jacket” frosted and candied rim with a dessert topping for $3 – that adds a brownie to the mountain of ice cream already in front of you.

4. Chuck's Burgers

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237 S Wilmington St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 322-0126
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This restaurant by famed chef Ashley Christensen flips fun burgers like the Day Tripper with griddled mushrooms and onions, mozzarella and comeback sauce, and the Green Jacket with poblano pimento cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickle.

Boozy shake to try: the Rum Punch with spiced rum.

5. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh

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2116 New Bern Ave D
Raleigh, NC 27610
(984) 444-6620
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This home of food, beers, and film was founded in Austin in 1997 to help innovative films gain an audience. This location is the first in North Carolina — it just opened in April. Craft beers and food options like pizza and cheeseburgers are brought right to the rows of theater seating, but sipping on a shake is surely the easiest way to keep the eyes on the screen.

Boozy shake to try: the Grasshopper Shake with green crème de menthe and white crème de cacao.

 

1. Luscious Liquor Ice Cream

Asheville, NC

This dreamy mobile business is a small-batch ice cream catering company that cutely serves customers from the window of a vintage postal truck. Better yet, the flavors are crafted with top-shelf alcohol and locally brewed beer. Find the the truck’s stops at events and various spots here.

Boozy ice cream to try: a scoop of the vanilla bean bourbon with Maker’s Mark, if it’s on the list.

2. Cin Cin Burger Bar

1425 W 1st St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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This bar boasts cocktails and “speakeasy burgers.” Fun creations on the menu include the Bootleggers Bourbon Burger with a bourbon-molasses glazed burger topped with bacon, pimento cheese and caramelized onions, and the Speakeasy Deluxe with lettuce, American cheese, tomato, red onion and champagne burger sauce. So why not add more alcohol with one of the “wet adult shakes”?

Boozy shake to try: The Boozy Banana with banana liquor and fresh bananas (so this counts as a fruit), Kahlua, and, chocolate and caramel syrup.

1425 W 1st St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

3. Burger Warfare

1209 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27408

This gourmet burger bar serves up burgers, sandwiches (fried chicken craving, anyone?) salads (sweet-tea-brined chicken included), and a diverse array of adult milkshakes to pair. Plus: This establishment has a futuristic military theme, with burger names like Hell in the Pacific and Alex the Great.

Boozy shake to try: The Illuminati, with vanilla custard, whipped vodka, Bailey’s salted caramel, cookie dough, and Oreos. Don’t forget to upgrade to the “full metal jacket” frosted and candied rim with a dessert topping for $3 – that adds a brownie to the mountain of ice cream already in front of you.

1209 Battleground Ave
Greensboro, NC 27408

4. Chuck's Burgers

237 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601

This restaurant by famed chef Ashley Christensen flips fun burgers like the Day Tripper with griddled mushrooms and onions, mozzarella and comeback sauce, and the Green Jacket with poblano pimento cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickle.

Boozy shake to try: the Rum Punch with spiced rum.

237 S Wilmington St
Raleigh, NC 27601

5. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh

2116 New Bern Ave D, Raleigh, NC 27610

This home of food, beers, and film was founded in Austin in 1997 to help innovative films gain an audience. This location is the first in North Carolina — it just opened in April. Craft beers and food options like pizza and cheeseburgers are brought right to the rows of theater seating, but sipping on a shake is surely the easiest way to keep the eyes on the screen.

Boozy shake to try: the Grasshopper Shake with green crème de menthe and white crème de cacao.

 

2116 New Bern Ave D
Raleigh, NC 27610

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