I walked into Cupcake Royale thinking I was going to get a red velvet cupcake shake, but a sign told me about their special—a Rachel’s Ginger Beer milkshake. It’s a thick, creamy blend of RGB’s potent soda and CR’s vanilla ice cream, and it’s wonderful. I’m never going back to regular milkshakes. The shops also currently have an orange hibiscus sorbet that would no doubt be amazing when combined with the tangy ginger beer. And! RGB milkshakes are available at all three Bluebird ice creameries, too. YUM! (Cupcake Royale Ballard, Bellevue, Capitol Hill, and downtown, cupcakeroyale.com)

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