Red Robin Fulfills Dreams, Offers Bacon Caramel Bourbon Milkshake

boozy bacon2014 hasn’t been a great year for our planet overall, but here’s one bit of great news in our otherwise gloomy world. Following the news that Five Guys plans to offer bacon as an ingredient in their new customizable shakes, even wackier burger chain Red Robin has announced that they’ll be offering bacon shakes with bourbon, caramel, and a strip of candied bacon to stir the whole thing with.

This milkshake is called the Beam-N-Bacon Boozy Shake, with that “beam” standing for Jim Beam. Specifically, that brand’s maple bourbon. There’s also caramel, bacon bits, vanilla ice cream, and that strip of candied bacon to stir the whole thing up. Or you can eat it. More likely, both.

Red Robin’s head mixologist explained that people just can’t get enough bacon. “Bacon goes with so many things. We even see people putting bacon on top of bacon,” she told USA Today.

The candied bacon does menu double duty and also appears on another limited-time item, the Southern Charm Burger. That burger features BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, red onions, lettuce, and mayonnaise. That’s all pretty great, but it’s not a milkshake.

Does this sound magical to you? You’re not alone. The popularity of bacon is currently soaring, increasing for the fourth year in a row.

‘Bacon Shake’ takes milkshakes to new level [USA Today]

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