Lucky Charms Martini

Lucky Charms Martini

March 14, 2014

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Ohhh, St. Patrick’s Day. If you know me, you know it ranks right up there with one of my least favorite holidays on Earth. I mean, I’m sure at its core it’s a fabulous holiday; but for most people these days, it’s really just an excuse for getting wasted. Especially in Boston where Irish wannabes on St. Patrick’s Day are pretty much the worst. And the drunkest. Relax, people. Seriously. I don’t know about you, but I never need an excuse for a martini. Holiday or no holiday, I’ll have a martini (or three) when I want one. I don’t need a parade to accompany my drinking. Thankyouverymuch.

However, this St. Patrick’s Day is extra special because it’s also someone’s birthday. Someone kind of adorable. But man, he’s getting old. Lucky the Leprechaun from the Lucky Charms box is celebrating his 50th birthday this March 17. And birthdays always deserve martinis, especially big milestone 50th birthdays. They also deserve special boxes of cereal. So, to celebrate Lucky’s big day, General Mills issued a box of Lucky Charms with all green marshmallows.

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I received a box of the special edition Lucky Charms cereal from my friends at General Mills and though I love the rainbow of marshmallows in the normal boxes, I thought the all green was pretty stunning. They sent me a martini recipe, too, and I tweaked it a bit and whipped it up. For absolutely no reason at all.

Lucky Charms Martini (makes 1):
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  • 1/4 C Lucky Charms cereal, crushed
  • 1/4 C water/sugar mixture
  • 10 marshmallows from Lucky Charms (all one color)
  • 1 1/2 oz. vodka or vanilla vodka
  • 5 oz. soda water

 

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Put 1/4 cup crushed cereal on a plate. Brush water/sugar mixture on the rim of a martini glass and place glass upside-down on cereal plate to completely coat rim.

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Put 10 marshmallows in the martini glass.

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Pour the vodka and soda water into the martini glass and watch it turn a beautiful shade of green. Or whatever color your marshmallows are.

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I normally stay far, far away from bright green drinks. But this? This was different. This was green from Lucky Charms and that makes it OK.

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And super, super fun. Lucky Charms just make life better. Whether it’s in your cereal bowl or in a martini glass. Or in the ice cream I made a few years ago.

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There’s just something about marshmallows. When is Lucky Charms going to come out with a cereal that’s all marshmallows? I’m ready.

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I mean, drinking this martini is kind of like when you’re done eating your cereal and you slurp up all the milk. Except instead of slurping marshmallow-tinged milk, you’re slurping vodka, here. Vodka > Milk, yes?

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If you’re interested, check out this fabulous little infographic showing the evolution of Lucky Charms over the past 50 years:

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And now, go enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day weekend. What are you doing to celebrate? Aside from drinking more Lucky Charms martinis, I’ll just be eating corned beef and cabbage. And for those reasons alone, I’ll admit that I don’t reallyyyy hate St. Patrick’s Day.

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12 Responses to "Lucky Charms Martini"

  1. Megan says:

    I’m so not a vodka person but that martini looks great! I love that GM did a special edition for Lucky’s b-day!

  2. Shannon says:

    i kept thinking… it’s magically delicious! 🙂

  3. Joanne says:

    You definitely took martinis to a whole new level of too cool for school! I am so in love with the fact that it’s infused with lucky charms – one of my favorite childhood cereals!

  4. How cute! I don’t like green beer but I wouldn’t say not to a green martini 🙂

  5. Simply Life says:

    what a creative use for those marshmallows!

  6. I need those Lucky Charms and this martini in my life now. I so needed a festive St. Patrick’s Day idea and this is it!

  7. I clicked into this post just to see what the comments were. Maybe it’s because I am not a lucky charms cereal eater—but boy howdy this sounded icky. However, it really is not fair to comment until I try it I guess. However, it’s a pretty cute idea for St Pat’s day and building on the flavored martini craze, which I do like

  8. No way did you just make a Lucky Charms martini! Too festive! I have such a soft spot for that cereal. Ate it all the time as a kid. I need to find that special edition box!

  9. My childhood favorite cereal mixed with one of my favorite adult beverages…this is AWESOME.

  10. Odetta says:

    Obsessed with Lucky Charms and I love this! The bright green is great!

  11. Justine says:

    Marshmallows go in ANYTHING! Yummm.

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