One of the best things about being a child is the food. You taste so many things for the first time and, often, can remember for the rest of your life your first hot dog, pizza, or ice cream. Memories remind you of happy times (or not so happy) times when you eat your favorite foods.
Certainly we remember our first adult beverage ~ that Little Kings in high school, the screwdriver made with swiped vodka from a parents' cabinet ~ and you laugh about it later.
One of the worst things about growing up is giving up, one item at a time, those favorite foods. Health reasons, weight watching and other various reasons require you to give them up forever. Sometimes you give it up because you have to decide between an adult beverage and a child's favorite.
Now you can have your shake and liquor too.
For beer drinkers, the casino's Guinness chocolate milkshake will quench your thirst. The dark stout pairs well with the frozen flavor and keeps chocolate cravings at bay.
On a rotating seasonal menu, "Adult Milkshakes" made with the fun-loving grown up in mind include:
White Chocolate Truffle
Vanilla ice cream, Godiva White Chocolate Liquor, Chambord
Chocolate ice cream, Chocolate vodka , Chambord
Chocolate ice cream, Chocolate vodka, Cointreau
Strawberry ice cream, B&B, Strawberry Pucker
Vanilla ice cream, Frangelico, Irish Cream, Nutella
Chocolate ice cream, marshmallow vodka, vanilla vodka, sliced almonds, Chocolate chips
Key Lime Pie
Vanilla ice cream, Lime Vodka, Whipped Vodka, fresh squeezed juice of 2 limes, graham cracker mixed in and sprinkled on top of whipped cream, wheel of lime as garnish.
Bottom Line: Residents of St. Louis, and anyone within driving distance, will be able to feel like a kid again ~ one drink at a time.
Images: E J Musgrave
Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at www.GottaGo.us and www.FoodDigital.com and catch her as Indy’s Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC. Gotta Go is published on www.Gottago.us, www.BroadwayWorld.com, an in print. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.