At the height of summer's heat wave, a cold beer and a shot ofbourbon might sound good, but an icy bourbon spiked milkshake isdefinitely better. We've been brought to the yard by these brilliantbars combining the two best things about the dog days -- booze and icecream.

Bill's Bar & Burger: You may go to Bill's forthe seven ounce short rib burger, but we'd suggest saving room for thepeach cobbler -- vanilla ice cream, summer peaches, streusel and a shot ofbelly warming Woodford Reserve. 22 Ninth Ave., (212) 414-3003.

BLT Burger: For those with a taste for the racy,sidle up to BLT's bar and ask for the Shocker. (Hopefully) they'llsling you a tall glass of vanilla ice cream, Oreo cookies and arefreshing bite of Stoli Vanil. 470 6th Ave., (212) 243-8226.

Brooklyn Bowl: So maybe $13 is a stretch for amilkshake, but the magic of this hipster alley's Nutella bourbonmilkshake is no more expensive than a good cocktail. And it coulddouble as dinner. What martini can do that? 61 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, (718)963-3369. 

Dutch Boy Burger: A newbie to the Crown Heights'hood, Dutch Boy has masterfully perfected the art of the booze-lactoseblend with Root-spiked shakes, a pairing of pre-prohibition stylespirits and ice cream. 766 Franklin Ave., Crown Heights, Brooklyn, (718) 230-0239. 

Juliet Supper Club: It's been proven by our expertsthat the best fuel for a long night of dancing is a dense chocolatetart alongside sugar burned bananas and a dark rum milkshake. We'llprove it again if you ask us to. 529 West 21st St., (212) 929-2400.