In a tribute to The Breakfast Club, and as a part of his birthday celebration, Greg from the YouTube Channel “How to Drink” mixes together a cocktail of bourbon and cereal.
How to Drink is a resource for all things cocktails, movies, video games, TV, books, and just about anything else—as long as it involves drinking. Greg mixes together cocktails that you’ll recognise and some that you’ve never heard of.
“How to Drink is a pretty show shot in slow motion, because, why shouldn’t it be?” explains Greg.
The cereal milk and bourbon cocktail is based on the famous film The Breakfast Club, which starred Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Jud Nelson, Emilio Estevez, and Anthony Michael Hall, and came out in 1985. The drink recipe starts with an ingredient that was invented and then refined by Christine Tosi of MomoFuku Milk Bar: Cereal Milk.
The ingredient is made by toasting corn flakes then soaking them in brown sugar and milk with a little bit of salt. Then you strain the milk. Greg shakes two ounces of the cereal milk then half an ounce of Demerara syrup. Greg adds in an ounce of bourbon—then tacks on an extra half an ounce for his birthday. Then a big ice cube, and a cracked ice cube.
From there it’s time to shake it up and pour. Greg garnishes it by grating some of the dry cereal parts of Lucky Charms over the top of it. Then drop on a few of the actual marshmallows from the cereal.
“This drink makes me so happy,” says Greg after a taste. “It really tastes like bourbon and breakfast cereal and it’s freaking awesome. I don’t know how else to describe it except that it tastes like a glass of delicious bourbon and breakfast cereal.” Greg shares a few other tasting notes.
Definitely not a sophisticated drink, nor is it spirit forward, but it is “Pure, delicious comfort food.”