The rules of the booze shake are as follows:
(1) The first rule of Booze Shake is… You can totally talk about Booze Shake. Why do you ask?
(2) Go easy on the alcohol, then add more if necessary; we’re not making a cocktail. I find that half a shot per shake is plenty–of course, this varies on how sweet/easy to drink your chosen liquor is.
(3) Use quality ice cream. The stuff that is pumped full of air, when blended, will deflate faster than the wide-eyed romantic ideals of tween Twilight fans everywhere. (If you are judging me for knowing anything about this… That makes two of us.) Anyway. I usually make sure to pick up ice cream that feels relatively heavy and has a relatively decent amount of calories. Julie’s Organic did the job beautifully in this case.
There’s a reason I did all that yelling (in my head, of course) at all the “got my pumpkin spice latte!” status updates, and that reason was: I hadn’t made a peach cobbler yet. Summer was not over yet! It could not be. It wasn’t. Check your calendars, and check the weather. Starbucks does not dictate the seasons; a little thing called the fucking SUN does. Have you even tried to find canned pumpkin at the stores yet? Mission impossible. I don’t like rushing things along, and I’m totally happy to savor the rest of summer for a while by baking delicious, ripe, juicy, colorful fruit.
This is your captain speaking… Captain Obvious… You’ve made a lot of jokes about me and I do not like it. Anyhow. What I have here isn’t even a recipe, because, duh, it’s all in the title. Consider it a suggestion in your “make end-of-summer life more delicious” suggestion box.