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There are some things you grow out of - Barney, sideways ponytails, an intense-bordering-on-vitriolic hatred of Brussels sprouts - but some first loves are forever. Like Justin Timberlake. And Lucky Charms. The cereal may be a little too sweet to start your day with, now that you're a blazer-owning member of the adult world, but that doesn't mean you still can't enjoy them from time to time.
In fact, they might be even better than you remember them when they're infused into a shot. Milk Bar's Christina Tosi made cereal milk a nationwide trend over the past few years, and it's time to bring that obsession to your kitchen. It's easy to make: Just add milk to cereal and stick it in the fridge for 10 minutes or so, stirring it every so often. If you have no issues with soggy oats, spoon them into a bowl and eat them (waste not, want not, right?). Otherwise, toss them and focus on the milk.
This treat calls for a 1:1 ratio of cereal milk to Baileys, though you can experiment with the mix that's right for you. An even blend means the shot tastes just like liquid Lucky Charms marshmallows at first, then has the kick (minus the burn) of booze at the end.
After a shot, you can charm your friends with a little LC trivia:
1. Do you know the name of the mascot on the box?
Answer: Lucky the Leprechaun! Do you even Charms, bro?
2a. Can you name all of the marshmallow shapes?
Hint: There are eight classic ones.
Okay, we give in: hearts, stars, horseshoes, clovers, moons, rainbows, balloons and an hourglass
2b. Bonus points: Can you name what "powers" they represent? We're not helping you with that one.
3. Did you know Lucky the Leprechaun was briefly replaced by a wizard mascot named Waldo?
True story: It lasted less than a year, in the '70s, before Lucky came back for good.
Now that's a way to win friends and influence people.
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