We had our first milk punch while waiting in line for the Acme Oyster House in New Orleans and it was just what the doctor ordered to beat the heat (and stave off our impending hangovers). Traditionally reserved as a morning drink to either calm your stomach from the night before (or start the day right), we brought some Saturday morning nostalgia to the mix by using milk infused with cereal flavors. 

Short, Dark, and Handsome

  • 2 oz Coco Puffs cereal milk (recipe below)
  • 1 oz Frangelico liqueur
  • 1/2 oz dark rum 

Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with ice and serve.

 

Bourbon Street Peanut Butter Cup

  • 2 oz Coco Puffs cereal milk (recipe below)
  • 1 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Frangelico liqueur

Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with ice and serve.

 

A Toucan on Holiday

  • 2 oz Fruit Loops cereal milk (recipe below)
  • 1 1/4 oz Cruzan Coconut-flavored rum

Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with ice and serve.

 

Royal PB&J

  • 2 oz Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch cereal milk (recipe below)
  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry jelly

Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with ice and serve.

 

Running with the Krewe

  • 2 oz Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal milk (recipe below)
  • 1 1/2 oz El Dorado 12 year Old Demerara rum

Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with ice and serve.

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Cereal Milk Recipe

  • 2 Cups whole milk
  • 2 Cups cereal (we used Fruit Loops, Coco Puffs, Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch for the above recipes)

Pour milk and cereal into a medium-sized pot and place over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally; remove the mixture from heat once you hit the boiling point.

Let sit for 20 minutes, then strain off the cereal solids. Refrigerate for at least an hour to cool before mixing.


 

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