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Drink the Book: Stupendous Strawberry Shake

[Photographs: Caroline Russock]

In Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes, author Adam Ried takes a realistic approach to seasonal ingredients. Take this Stupendous Strawberry Shake for example: instead of blending flavorless, out of season berries into the shake, Ried recommends a much for punchy combo of strawberry ice cream and sorbet, strawberry jam, and a teaspoon of lemon juice. This multilayered approach to shake-making packs in far more strawberry flavor than the berries themselves could.

The lemon juice in this recipe accents the natural tartness of strawberries, and brings out the sweet berry flavor. Strawberry sorbet also adds a slight acidity and vibrance as well as keeping the shake slightly lighter than an all ice cream version. Sure, it might be a little more involved than a run of the mill strawberry shake, but it's these kinds of extras that make this shake truly stupendous.

As always with our Drink the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes to give away this week.

Adapted from Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes by Adam Ried. Copyright © 2009. Published by W.W. Norton. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.

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