Wine Milkshakes Are Real, and They’re Spectacular

03/27/2015 at 03:05 PM ET

Alie Georgia Wine Milkshakes
Courtesy Red Robin. Inset: Courtesy Alie and Georgia

Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, a.k.a. Alie & Georgia, host Cooking Channel food-travel series Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia. Visit every Thursday for their playful spins on celebrity recipes, cocktails, entertaining ideas—and, of course, lots of laughs!

Of all the weird world news this week (hostage-taking cats, oh my!) the headline that might be everyone’s favorite — or perhaps least depressing — is that mid-priced, average-tasting, mall-dwelling corporate burger chain Red Robin has thrown their hand into the crafty cocktail game by offering a wine milkshake on their new seasonal menu.

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That’s right: Wine. Milkshake. Two words. together in the same sentence. Together in the same glass. Targeting “35- to 49-year-old moms in need of a break,” this sugar bomb is something we, though not their target audience as non-moms, are curious about.

But what about those moments in life where you’re like, “I’m not a 35-49-year-old mom, nor am in need of a break, but I also don’t want to put on pants and dine at a burger joint.” What then??! Well we’ve created two boozy “milk”shakes that don’t require being a mom or putting on pants.

We hereby present two 3-ingredient boozy shakes that are easy, and crazy-tasty. Whip one up, and toast to all those moms at malls who need breaks and to the fact that you made this at home without pants or (hopefully) wailing children.

RELATED: Alie & Georgia: What to Order When You’re Feeling Clueless at the Bar

Whiskey-Wine Shake
2 oz. moscato wine
¾ oz. whiskey
½ cup salted caramel gelato
Twist of lemon

Peachy Sorbeta-scato Shake
2 oz. moscato wine
1 oz. vodka
½ cup peach sorbet
Twist of orange

1. Mix first 3 ingredients with an immersion blender until incorporated and frothy.

2. Pour into glass and twist citrus peel over the top, then garnish.

3. Send us a thank you note.

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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