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Adult Milkshakes and Slushies

Photo: GINA MANNING

As children, we loved mixed drinks like Shirley Temples — they made us feel like adults. (“Ooh, grenadine! They had to get it from the bar!”) Who knew thatas adults we would become obsessed with alcoholic drinks that make us feel like kids again? Chef Michael Schlow’s latest,Happy’s Bar + Kitchen (1363 Boylston Street, Boston, 857.753.4100), offers numerous alcoholic “adult milkshakes”; so does burger barGrass Fed (605 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, 617.553.2278), which serves four variations. On Tuesday nights, the barkeeps at Citizen Public House (1310 Boylston Street, Boston, 617.450.9000) rev up the blenders and use fresh fruit to make spirituous slushies. On Swizzle Sundays at The Hawthorne (500A Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, 617.532.9150), cocktail wizards hit the patio to create boozy, blended beverages of the tropical variety. (The kind dad drank on family vacations!) And for the ultimate in nostalgia, Blue Inc. (131 Broad Street, Boston, 617.261.5353) serves up a biscotti-liqueur-based cocktail called Nana’s Cookies — crumbs and all. Think it fits in a sippy cup?

_ Stuff Boston