Slideshow: 15 of Our Favorite Fries, Sodas, and Shakes to Pair with Cheeseburgers

Perfect French Fries
Perfect French Fries
French fries should be salty, crisp, light, and not greasy. If you like these kind of thin, super-crisp fries, here's how to make them at home.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Spiked Thin Mint Milkshake
Spiked Thin Mint Milkshake
This is a Girl Scout Cookie-inspired milkshake for grown ups only, but you can leave out the booze if you want to make a version for kids.

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[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Natural Cola
Natural Cola
With its herbal citrus notes, this natural cola is dark and filled with rich, sweet aromatics—a more grown-up take on a cola.

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[Photograph: Caroline Russock]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Milkshake
Pumpkin Cheesecake Milkshake
This shake has a mellow pumpkin flavor spiced with a pinch of cinnamon, and the addition of cream cheese makes it tangy and extra creamy.

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[Photograph: Maggie Hoffman]

Ginger Beer
Ginger Beer
Ginger beer is ginger ale's more ginger-intense cousin. It can be made easily at home with simple ingredients and materials.

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[Photograph: Peter Reed]

Chili Fries
Chili Fries
This chili ends up with a meaty, saucy texture perfect for topping fries as well as burgers or dogs.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Sour Cherriade
Sour Cherriade
Puréed together and strained, the sugar-simmered cherries, vinegar, and almond extract add up to a concentrate that tastes like fresh sour cherries with just the slightest hint of sweetness.

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[Photograph: Aran Goyoaga]

Gravy Cheese Fries with Roasted Garlic
Gravy Cheese Fries with Roasted Garlic
Call it mock poutine or disco fries, it's a comforting mess of thick-cut oven fries, shredded Gruyère, and rich beef gravy, strewn with roasted garlic.

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[Photograph: Michele Humes]

Stupendous Strawberry Shake
Stupendous Strawberry Shake
A punchy combo of strawberry ice cream and sorbet, strawberry jam, and a teaspoon of lemon juice.

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[Photograph: Caroline Russock]

Pistachio Milkshake
Pistachio Milkshake
Pistachios give the shake a vibrant green color and lots of nutty flavor.

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[Photograph: Lee Zalben]

Tater Tots
Tater Tots
Raise your hand if you like tater tots? (And remember, it's the Internet, so no one can see you.) Everyone, right? We thought so.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

DIY Root Beer
DIY Root Beer
Homemade root beer is earthy, bold, and sweet all at the same time. And if a scoop of ice cream happens to fall in your glass, all the better.

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[Photograph: Marcia Simmons]