June 3, 2023

Shake Away:

Where better to experience the mighty milkshake than at Harry’s Bar at 77 Bohermore in the heart of Galway city. This city centre gem is a stone’s throw away from Eyre Square and a popular haunt amongst locals. What you may not know, is that Harry’s Bar is fast gaining a reputation for their delectable milkshakes. There is nothing like this creamy sweet treat on a warm summers day.

Ireland and Milkshake Magic:

Looking back, the iconic images of a 1950s American diner would not be complete without a milkshake. In this way, burger, ‘shake and fries are as synonymous with American culture as bacon and cabbage is to Ireland.

Did You Know?

But did you know that the humble milkshake first came to life in the 1880s as an alcoholic drink? As it was made with whiskey and eggs, it was marketed as a healthy tonic. Fortunately, by the 1900s, chocolate, strawberry or vanilla syrups replaced this whiskey and egg concoction. Consequently, it morphed into the sweet treat we love today. History Lesson:

Historically, the traditional milkshake is attributed to a US Walgreen’s employee.  In 1922, Ivan ‘Pop’ Coulson was a whizz at the soda fountain. In essence, his original recipe of milk, chocolate syrup, malt powder and ice-cream evolved into the array of options we know today. By the 2000’s chefs all over the world started creating new and exciting variations to keep the milkshake top of the tipples.

Timeless Tipple:

Over a century and a half later, the milkshake has stood the test of time. It has been whipped into a foamy and frothy frenzy. Luckily, with the addition of ice-cream, malt and a host of new and varied flavours and toppings, it is once again a firm favourite. Whether light and fluffy, or thick and sumptuous, there is no doubt that we love our milkshakes.

Shake, Rattle and Roll:

Undeniably, Ireland has been embraced by the mighty ‘shake. This has led to all kinds of green coloured options on our national holiday of St Patricks Day. In fact, it is said to the leprechauns’ drink of choice – after the whiskey of course.

Harry’s Bar:

Here in Galway, we have the luck of the Irish when it comes to milkshake offerings. Ideally situated in the heart of Galway city centre, Harry’s Bar at 77 Bohermore serves an array of milkshakes to tickle your tastebuds.

Bueno, Biscoff or Caramel?:

Choose from a mouth-watering strawberry shake with white chocolate sauce and cream. Or they have the delicious biscoff shake with delectable biscoff sauce, crumb and fresh cream. If they don’t tickle your fancy, how about the bueno shake with chocolate sauce and cream? Additionally, they offer a salted caramel shake with caramel sauce and cream.

What’s for Dinner are the exclusive delivery partners for Harry’s Bar where you can view their full menu and order directly through the whatsfordinner.ie app.

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