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My Milkshakes Bring All the Boys to the Yard


National Milkshake Day (Friday, September 12) is a day for rejoicing in the deliciousness that is a milkshake- the sugary, creamy, satisfying concoction of ice cream and nearly any other ingredients you feel the need to blend together. I’ve come to find that in my adult years I’ve become very good at converting childhood favorites into more adult-friendly versions, i.e. the Berry-Ginny Milkshake.  Coming up with a recipe that incorporated gin into a milkshake was a bit of challenge, with trying to maintain the thick consistency typical of a milkshake. Luckily for me, I have quite a sweet tooth, a fact that anyone who knows me can attest to, so I was happy to create a recipe by trial-and-error. After multiple rounds I found the perfect ingredient proportions for a Berry-Ginny Milkshake recipe that is sure to “bring all the boys to the yard”, as Kelis put it so cleverly.  


Berry-Ginny Milkshake


  • 3 oz Aviation American Gin
  • 3/4 cup Vanilla bean ice cream
  • 26 Blackberries
  • 2/3 of a Lemon (zest)
  • 5 tsps Sugar
  • 2 sprigs Mint


  1. Make Oleo-Saccharum- muddle lemon zest and sugar, then let rest for at least 20 minutes
  2. Pour lemon mixture, gin, and 20 blackberries into a blender
  3. Add ice cream
  4. Blend until smooth
  5. Pour into two glasses and garnish with 3 blackberries and a mint sprig each

Serves 2

-Alex Hutchinson, Marketing Intern


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