Hard Rock Cafe's Twist and Shout Cocktail

Hard Rock Cafe's Boozy Milkshake, the Twist & Shout
Hard Rock Cafe
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
532 Calories
17g Fat
63g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 532
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 234mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 55g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 193mg 15%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 347mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

No ordinary milkshake, the twist and shout recipe is a very special boozy milkshake from the Hard Rock Cafe. It includes a few unusual ingredients that are thrown into the blender to create an interesting dessert cocktail unlike any other.

The twist and shout's oddities begin with beer (specifically Guinness Draught) and end with a decadent garnish that includes bacon. It's a fun mix that also includes some of the usual suspects like spiced rum, chocolate and caramel, and, of course, ice cream. The extra fizz from the dark stout and the contrast of cream and crunchy bacon add to the experience and are surprisingly delicious together. At the very least, it's a drink you can tell your friends about.


  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream

  • 1 ounce spiced rum

  • 1/2 ounce dark crème de cacao liqueur

  • 2 ounces stout beer

  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup, plus more for garnish

  • 1 tablespoon salted caramel syrup, plus more for garnish

  • Whipped cream, for garnish

  • Bacon crumbles, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a blender, add the ice cream, spiced rum, crème de cacao, stout, and the chocolate and caramel syrups.

  3. Blend until smooth.

  4. Pour into a tall glass.

  5. Garnish with whipped cream, caramel and chocolate syrups, and a spoonful of extra-crispy bacon crumbles. Serve and enjoy.


  • White crème de cacao can be used instead of the dark liqueur without affecting the taste. Typically, one is chosen over the other to control a drink's color, but this recipe is filled with dark ingredients so either chocolate liqueur will work.
  • Packaged bacon bits work perfectly fine for the garnish.
  • You can also fry or oven-bake bacon until it's really crispy. Let the cooked bacon cool, then chop it up into tiny bits using a food processor. They can be stored in the freezer and used whenever you need them.

Recipe Variations

  • Blend this drink up with other flavors of ice cream. Chocolate's a natural choice, though you can have fun with options that swirl fudge or add nuts to vanilla as well.
  • When adding ingredients to the blender, hold the beer. After pouring the blended mix, use it to top the boozy ice cream, similar to a root beer float. Be sure to pour the beer slowly so you don't have a foamy mess!
  • Instead of spiced rum, try this recipe with salted caramel moonshine for a fun twist. Look for the flavor from brands like Ole Smoky Moonshine and Firefly Distillery.

How Strong Is a Twist and Shout?

Like most blended cocktails, the twist and shout may be filled with alcoholic beverages, but all the extras bring the strength down significantly. Essentially, you're looking at a drink with an alcohol content around 6 percent ABV (12 proof). That's a little stronger than the Guinness you'll use, this drink just happens to be far more delicious!