Booze Alert: Hot Cakes’ Boozy Milkshakes and Cocktails

Milkshakes are not just for kids anymore—or at least, not at this Ballard sweet spot.

Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery is a dessert shop, recently opened in Ballard, that offers high quality desserts and confections, as well as savory treats, boozy milkshakes and cocktails.

Mezcal Lime and Caramel Boozy Milkshake (L) and PB&J Boozy Milkshake (R).

Whether you order an Extra Dark Salted Caramel Milkshake with espresso and rye whiskey, garnished with vanilla sugar, or a Smoked Chocolate Ganache, Laphroiag, and Malt garnished with a chocolate-covered espresso bean, you’re sure to get something that hits the spot. All milkshakes are made with Bluebird handmade vanilla ice cream; with alcohol they go for $10, without alcohol they cost $6.50–$7.50.

Hot Cakes boasts that they have the smallest bar in the city (two stools), but their cocktails have a big kick. To help create the drink menu, owner Autumn Martin consulted local cocktail maven Anna Wallace of Walrus and the Carpenter.  All of the following cocktails are only $9.

Rhubarbarella: Zucca, lemon, house-made rhubarb jam.

Smoked Old Fashioned: Old Overholdt Rye, Laphroaig 10 year, chocolate bitters, and orange twist.

Saturn Whistle: Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, Aperol, strawberry, lime, and orange bitters.

Root Ramble: Voyager Gin, Crème de Mure, house-made burdock-dandelion root syrup, and lemon.

Chocolate Hanky Panky: bourbon, house-made chocolate syrup, soda water, and chocolate bitters.

So whether you’re looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth or something to sip on, Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery is the place.

Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery| 5427 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle | (206) 420-3431