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[Photographs: Lacey Muszynski]

What's the one thing that can make milkshakes—even awesome milkshakes—even better? Booze, of course. At Stack'd Burger Bar, you can get a great burger and onions rings (see my AHT review) and follow it up with a spiked milkshake.

There's a number of flavors to pick from, including grasshopper and orange dreamsicle, along with a new shake special each month. To get in the mood for summer, May's shake is S'mores, a concoction of vanilla ice cream, mashmallow fluff, chocolate syrup and graham crackers. Spiking with creme de cacao is optional, but highly recommended.

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The shake is light on chocolate, allowing the graham and marshmallow flavors to shine through. The creme de cocao adds a chocolatey boost, but it's not overpoweringly alcoholic. The graham crackers are crushed finely except for a few larger chunks left at the bottom of the glass. Overall, it's a very balanced shake, which is impressive, since something so sticky-sweet as marshmallow fluff could easily overpower everything else.

Enjoy the burgers, but definitely save room for a shake. Or drink your dessert first?

Stack'd Burger Bar

170 South 1st Street, Milwaukee WI (map); 414-931-1919; stackedbar.com

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