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Friday
Apr222011

Shake Me Up: Booze Shakes from Jimmy's in Brooklyn

So you've decided to go on a liquid diet, you know, to rid yourself of all of those toxins?

Don't despair, I've found something that you can suck through a straw instead of chew (and that makes it pretty healthy, I think): Booze Shakes from Jimmy's in the Williamsburg environs of Brooklyn.

You heard me. Booze shakes.

On their southern comfort food menu, there is a section dedicated to their shakes; on a board on the wall, it said “ask about our booze shakes”. Well, naturally we did, and it didn't take long for them to talk us into a White Russian Shake (not on the menu, but it was our waitress's first suggestion).

Like, OMG. 

Probably the creamiest, dreamiest thing you've ever tasted, the irish cream paired with ice cream was like a portal into the land of total decadence, with a boozy underbite which kept it from being too sweet, but (fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you want to look at it) made it go down very easily and quickly. On this visit, Cake Gumshoe Mariah enjoyed ours with two straws along with a plate of sweet potato fries for the ultimate sweet and salty indulgence; a warning to drink slowly is in effect if you're not sharing, at least if it's as stiff as the one we got.

Jimmy's also boasts a rotating menu of desserts (Key Lime pie on the day of our visit, cobblers, pies, and various other items have been on offer in recent past); well worth a visit for fatty food and sweet treats.

Jimmy's, 577 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY. More info here.

Reader Comments (4)

Oooh! We have a great place in Houston that serves white Russian shakes (called the Dude shake - like the Big Lebowski!) and tiny hamburgers! Now I want to go have a second dinner there - mmmm! http://www.littlebigshouston.com/
April 22 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Last time I checked...there was no Irish Cream in a White Russian.

Q.
April 23 | Unregistered CommenterQuintin
I was gonna say the same. It's vodka, Kaluah, and cream or half and half. Do they actually use Irish cream in the shake?

On a side-note, a great black (or white) Russian variant is kaluah, vanilla vodka, and amaretto (and cream).
April 23 | Unregistered CommenterFuzzbutt
aw, you guys busted me as a cocktail lightweight! Well, maybe it wasn't a proper white russian, but what it definitely was, was BOOZY and DELICIOUS. :-) I could have sworn that she said it would contain Irish Cream, but to tell you the truth, it was so good that we just kept on sipping and stopped asking questions. :-)
April 25 | Unregistered Commentercakespy

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