A proper boozeshake should be anything but, and only include the most decadent components. It is an amazing dessert, comfort food companion, or a great fix when craving a milkshake.
After years of mild lactose intolerance, I’ve come to actually prefer the taste of soy milk, which is what I use here as a base. I can handle a bit o’ Baileys just fine, so that’s another big component.
Below is my basic boozeshake formula. For each ingredient, a sort of guideline is included to assist in inventing your own. If your taste run more rich and less sweet, you can easily adjust as desire. If you are looking for a low-cal option, I might just suggest looking elsewhere.
The Original Boozeshake
- 2 oz Baileys (the “rich” ingredient)
- 2 oz Kahlua (the sweet ingredient)
- 1.5 oz Vanilla-infused vodka (the added flavor and kick)
- Soy milk (the base)
- Whipped cream (if desired)
Fill a pint glass a bit over half full with ice. Add first 3 ingredients then top with soy milk. Shake vigorously if desired and then top with whipped cream.
- The “rich”—chocolate infused vodka, amarula, a raw egg, heavy cream, ice cream
- The “sweet”—nearly any liqueur, infused simple syrup, coffee or other syrup
- The “add flavor”–here you’re also looking for the kick of a strong vodka. Other infused spirits are a good idea, so long as the flavor will be complementary.
Tip: If you want to make it mudslide style, I would reduce the regular milk (soy, cow, or whatever), and increase the Bailey’s or add cream before blending smooth.