Pink Lady Milk Shake

Serving Size: 4

Portland-based Salt & Straw adds a drop of vinegar and a hint of pepper to balance the sweetness in this strawberry shake, plus a splash of rum to make it deliciously grown-up. If you're making this for the under-21 crowd, just omit the booze.


  • 4 Ounce fresh strawberries (about 3 large), hulled and quartered
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp dark rum, 80 proof
  • 1 tsp Champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1 Pint strawberry ice cream
  • whipped cream
  • Freshly, finely ground black or pink pepper


  1. Combine strawberries and sugar in a small bowl; let macerate until juices are released, about 30 minutes. Add rum and vinegar.
  2. Scoop ice cream into a blender. Add strawberry mixture and blend until smooth. Divide milk shake among small glasses. Top each shake with a dollop of whipped cream; sprinkle lightly with pepper. Serve with a straw (or two).

Image Credit: Tobias Zarius
Recipe courtesy of: Salt & Straw in Portland, Oregon