This magically easy and delicious Lucky Charms Martini is the happiest shade of green and the perfect cocktail for all of your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
Ohhh, St. Patrick’s Day. If you know me, you know it ranks right up there AS 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. There are 364 other days in the year for you to drink; no need to fit it all in one day. 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.
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. Because when someone sends you a box of cereal and a Lucky Charms cocktail recipe, you make a Lucky Charms cocktail.
LUCKY CHARMS MARTINI RECIPE
I normally stay far, far away from bright green drinks. But this? This St. Patrick’s Day martini was different. This was green from Lucky Charms and that makes it OK. If you can’t find all green Lucky Charms, you can certainly use the multi-colored boxes and pick out the green marshmallows. Or you can choose a different color… A purple Lucky Charms martini would be fun, too!
This martini is super simple to make and just consists of a crushed cereal rim and a marshmallow infused sparkling vodka drink. After rimming your glass, just put the marshmallows at the bottom…
And pour in the vodka and soda water. You can use either regular vodka or vanilla vodka, depending on how sweet you want the drink to be. I recommend regular as the marshmallows give it a nice light sweet flavor.
But seriously, how fun are these Lucky Charms martinis?? Lucky Charms really 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.
There’s just something about marshmallows. When is Lucky Charms going to start selling a cereal that’s all marshmallows? I’m ready. I’m also ready for restaurants everywhere to add a Lucky Charms martini to their menus. Or other Lucky Charms cocktails. Why not just make an entire Lucky Charms restaurant? omg can I be the chef?? Or I guess baker would be more appropriate. And bartender, too.
I mean, drinking this St. Patrick’s Day 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? YES.
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 then probably these Corned Beef Melts. And dreaming about this Rainbow Fruity Pebble Cake from Baking a Moment. And for those reasons alone, I’ll admit that I don’t reallyyyy hate St. Patrick’s Day.
Lucky Charms Martini
- 1/4 cup Lucky Charms cereal, crushed
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 10 Lucky Charms marshmallows (preferably all green marshmallows)
- 1 1/2 oz. vodka (plain or vanilla)
- 5 oz. soda water
- Put crushed cereal on a small plate. Mix water and sugar together in a small bowl and brush mixture onto the rim of a martini glass. Place glass upside-down on cereal plate to completely coat rim.
- Put marshmallows in martini glass and pour vodka and soda water into the glass.