There is nothing ordinary about the twist and shout milkshake from Hard Rock Cafe – it is boozy and delicious. There are a few unusual ingredients within the cocktail that are blended in a blender to create a unique dessert cocktail. There are oddities concerning The Twist and Shout, such as the use of beer (specifically Guinness Draught) and the bacon garnish at the end. Besides ice cream and spiced rum, other usual suspects like chocolate and caramel are included in the mix. A dark stout with extra fizz adds to the experience, and the contrast of creamy bacon and crispy cream makes the experience surprisingly tasty. This is a drink you’ll at least be able to share with your friends.
You can substitute white crème de cacao for the dark liqueur without it affecting the taste or visual appeal. Typically, one of the two is preferred for it’s color, but this drink is made with many dark flavors, so you can choose either chocolate liqueur. For the garnish, bacon bits from a package are perfectly fine. In addition to frying or baking bacon until it’s crispy, you can also bake it in the oven. The cooked bacon can be chopped up into tiny pieces by using a food processor after it has cooled. You can keep them in the freezer and take them out whenever you want to.
Make this drink even better by adding other flavors of ice cream to it. The obvious choice for a chocolate dessert is chocolate, but you can also get creative by swirling fudge or adding nuts to vanilla desserts. The beer should be held back when adding ingredients to the blender. Mixing the blended mix with boozy ice cream, like a root beer float, is the best way to enjoy it. Don’t get a foamy mess by pouring the beer slowly. Use salted caramel moonshine in place of spiced rum for a fun twist on this recipe. Look for brands such as Ole Smoky Moonshine and Firefly Distillery that offer this flavor.