Red Robin Introduces Beer Milkshake for Oktoberfest
Samuel Adams and Vanilla Ice Cream: They Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Something You'd Never Dream of Putting in Peanut Butter
How many times have you found yourself about to tuck into a nice, juicy burger, but were troubled by the choice of whether you should accompany it with a thick, creamy milkshake or a frosty glass of beer?
What, never? Us neither, but the good folks of Red Robin think this is such a common quandary that they've done something about it, and that something is the new Octoberfest Milkshake, which combines Samuel Adams Octoberfest beer, soft serve vanilla ice cream, vanilla syrup and caramel into one -- refreshing? -- beverage.
"Nothing says Oktoberfest better than a beer, so I incorporated the fun spirit of Red Robin into this innovative milkshake," Donna Ruch, "master mixologist" with Red Robin, told Fox News. "Now, our guests don't have to choose between a beer or a shake to go with their burger. They can have the very best of both in our new Octoberfest Milkshake."
The drink is front and center on the chain's special Oktoberfest menu, which also includes warm pretzel bites with beer cheese and beer mustard, and the Oktoberfest burger, which features beer mustard and is served on a toasted pretzel bun.
The popularity of frozen alcoholic beverages in restaurants has risen 52 percent since 2009, Reuter reports, while Fox News reports that other unusual alcohol-laced milkshakes include the bourbon, rum and vodka milkshakes at Bobby Flay's Bobby's Burger Palace, Guinness stout-flavored shakes at TGI Friday's near St. Patrick's Day and red and white wine-flavored shakes at The Counter burger chain in Los Angeles.
Just make sure your pint-sized dining companions don't go reaching for Mommy and Daddy's special milkshakes …