Thank Goodness It’s Flowing! I was hoping to put together a series of recipes leading up to a spectacular Thanksgiving feast, but life got in the way. Quite frankly I could use a drink after the past few weeks, so I’m just going with this Cereal Milk Martini. Two days after returning from a recent trip to Kansas, I found out that the closing on my mom’s home would be in less than three weeks. Two days after that, we had to say goodbye to our 14 year old dog, Clancy. I’ve heard it said that God gives us only what we can handle. We’ve been faced with some stressful times during the past few years, so I think we deserve a break. Which brings me to today’s recipe. I ordered a Cereal Milk Martini at a local restaurant this week. As the name implies, it’s supposed to taste like milk that’s been soaking up all the sweetness from whatever cereal you’re having. The ingredient list read something like this: Rumchata, hazelnut liqueur and crème de cacao. Since Rumchata is a cream-based liqueur (and I didn’t want to spring for another bottle of specialty booze), I simply used rum and a soy-based coffee creamer. Pour the ingredients over ice, give a few shakes and float a spoonful of your favorite cereal on top (I used cocoa-flavored puffed rice). What a nice way to finish off your Thanksgiving meal.
It is customary to make a toast at a wedding, graduation, christening or retirement – occasions that celebrate the next stage in a person’s life. I’m facing my next stage and look forward to spending more time with family and friends, more attention to my health and a joyful return to cooking and blogging. Allow me to raise my glass and toast to the promise of new beginnings. Thanks for being Vegi-curious.
Cereal Milk Martini
- 1 part Rum
- 2 parts Soy Creamer
- 1 part Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
- Splash of Crème de Cacao
- One spoonful of your favorite cereal
Fill a cocktail shaker half way with cracked ice. Pour rum, soy creamer, Frangelico and crème de cacao over ice and shake well. Strain into martini glass and float a spoonful of cereal on the surface.
26 Nov 2015