Tuesday, May 28, 2013

adult chocolate milk. a cocktail recipe.

last time we went to target (which thanks to my newfound organizational skills have become less and less frequent and expensive), they had a whole bunch of liquor on clearance. im not talking about a few bottles of stuff nobody wants, there was an ENTIRE ENDCAP of  parton, bacardi, flavored vodkas and decent looking wines. but as ive mentioned before several times, were extra broke right now, and no matter how much i wanted to stock up (i mean, for $50 we could have a fully stocked bar for the next year or so), i had to be responsible and say no. 

but the last time we had any actual liquor was so long ago i dont even remember when it was (i vaguely remember buying some rum last summer?). and while what i can eat is severely restricted, i can drink anything i want (as long as its not beer, malt liquor, or something that has watermelon in it). also, i had just returned some eyeshadows that i bought but didnt use immediately so i figured i didnt need them, and thus had almost eight whole dollars burning a hole in my pocket. 

the least expensive thing was cake vodka:

never mind that ive never had cake vodka before and had no idea what i could even do with it, it was cheap and ive always been intrigued by it, so cake vodka it was. 

i quickly learned that cake and vodka are not flavors that actually go together and its not so good for shots or drinking on the rocks. i also quickly learned that all cocktail recipes that use it are for super fussy lady drinks with 300 ingredients. 

so i tried to figure something out that only used ingredients we already had in our pantry, and i came up with this:

adult chocolate milk

ingredients (for each):
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
dash of salt
1-2 ounces of cake vodka (depending on how much of an adult you feel like being)
sprinkles and/or whipped cream for garnish

mix all of the ingredients (except garnish) either in a cocktail shaker or just in a glass if youre lazy like me and dont feel like washing the shaker (this would be a really good time to use one of those little chocolate milk whipper things from ikea, but we dont have one). garnish with sprinkles and/or whipped cream (this recipe REALLY called for some whipped cream, but again, we didnt have any). then drink it. 

i know it looks all frothy and lumpy and weird, but i assure you, this is literally the best drink i have ever made at home. 

this clearance cake vodka was quite possibly the best decision ive made in a long time. 


  1. this looks interesting. i didn't even know that target had alcohol on clearance! i definitely am going there after work today to see if they have any :)

    i want to try this it looks super yummy

  2. today would be a good day to go check, from what i hear wednesday is the day most targets mark down their foods, you have a pretty good chance of finding something good.

    if you try it, id love to hear what you think about it!

  3. Looks like a delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com