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Lucky Pete Cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day

Although I'm clearly not Irish, my husband comes from an Irish/Scottish/English background, from what I'm told... But let's be real - I get excited over every National this or that day lately. (Cue "Why We Drink", Justin Moore)...

Additionally, I've been intrigued by the concept of using cereal milk in recipes. Christina Tosi, founder of Milk Bar, is credited for starting this trend; I'm a little behind on this trend, but after learning about this genius idea, I thought it would lend itself well in a St. Patrick’s Day cocktail using Lucky Charms cereal milk.

When I thought more about milk based drinks, The Dude (The Big Lebowski) and White Russians popped in my mind. To make it more "Irish", I wanted to incorporate whiskey- and after some quick research, it seems milk, coffee and whiskey is called a "Sneaky Pete"... thus I'm calling this a "Lucky Pete".

This recipe uses almond milk since we don't drink cows milk in our house, but regular milk would also work here.

Lucky Pete Cocktail with Lucky Charms cereal milk, whiskey + coffee liqueur



lucky charms cereal (2 c)

almond milk (2 c)

sugar (1 tsp)

salt (dash)


cereal milk (4 oz)

coffee liqueur (1 oz)

whiskey (1 oz)


Mix lucky charms, milk, sugar and salt in a bowl. Let the cereal soak in the milk mixture for 2 hours in the refrigerator.

After 2 hours, strain out the cereal and retain the liquid.

In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cereal milk, coffee liqueur and whiskey. Shake well and serve over the rocks or neat.

Optional: Garnish with Lucky Charms marshmallows.

Note: I found the 2 c of almond milk and 2 cups of milk yielded just over 4 oz of usable cereal milk so increase the batch size if you’re going to make a few of these!


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