EVENT: Taste boozy milkshakes from local mixologists at this Urban Roots benefit

Possibly the only thing better than a milkshake is a milkshake with some booze in it.

That’s what you’ll get in top form at Prohibition Creamery, which is hosting the Bartender Milkshake Takeover on Feb. 27 to raise money for local youth-focused nonprofit Urban Roots. Five area bartenders and brand representatives have been tapped to create their own boozy milkshake recipes.

A bar and ice cream parlor all rolled into one cottage in East Austin, Prohibition regularly offers boozy milkshakes on the menu. On Tuesday, however, customers will get a wider range of the shakes to choose from with the Urban Roots fundraiser. 

The participating mixologists are a talented bunch: Prohibition’s own Robert Britto, Erin Ashford of Olamaie, Jen Keyser of Holy Roller, Jason Kosmas of the Ford’s Gin brand and Lana Lindsley of Bulleit Frontier Whiskey. They’ll each lend their own personal flair to their cold creations — you’ll have to decide which one whipped up the best milkshake.

And don’t worry about coming already fed: Via 313, which is moving into a new brick-and-mortar location on the eastside not far from Prohibition, will provide delectable Detroit-style pizzas.

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Fifty percent of the proceeds from the milkshake specials will benefit Urban Roots, a youth development organization that uses food and farming to engage young people and nourish the community at large. The takeover runs from 7 p.m. to midnight on Feb. 27 at 1407 E. Seventh St. For more information, visit


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