At Alamo Drafthouse, which combines dinner, a movie and drinks all under one roof, a spiked milkshake is the ultimate way to end a luxurious movie-watching experience. Vince Favella, beverage director of Alamo’s Brooklyn location explains that the chain wanted to incorporate aspects of the booming craft cocktail scene into the drinks menu without sacrificing the cinema's lowkey serving style, which allows servers to quickly supply libations to a whole theater without disrupting the movie. The solution was to transform classic cocktails into cocktail milkshakes.
Since Alamo Drafthouse drinks are customized for each location across the country, Favella went on the hunt for a New York-appropriate shake. He realized he could combine the White Russian (and Black Russian) with the iconic New York treat, the black and white cookie. “The black and white cookie is such a New York thing,” he says. ”It’s on Seinfeld and everything.”