The Cereal Killer. Photography: Courtesy Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

These drinks are funsize fits all.

As much as we love classic and creatively refined cocktails, there are days when we want to play with a child’s carefree sensibility. Although there is no way to turn back time, we can combine the best of two great worlds — alcohol and memories from our childhood. Here are several nostalgia-soaked cocktails that balance sophistication with a slew of deliciously juvenile-inspired inspirations. No fake ID required.

The Cereal Killer

Courtesy Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

2¾ ounces milk
1½ ounces Ron Zacapa, or preferred rum
3 pinches of Fruity Pebbles
¼ ounces peach schnapps
½ simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake, and strain into a coupe class.

From left: Capri-Sundays, Mari-Melontini, 3 Leches BDay Party. Photography: Courtesy The Kimpton Rowan/Courtesy InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills Palm Springs/Courtesy Banyan Tree Mayakoba


Courtesy High Bar at The Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs

2 ounces vodka
1 ounce Aperol
1 ounce lime
1 ounce simple syrup
1½ ounces grapefruit juice

Combine all ingredients and pour into 16 ounces Capri Sun bag

Mari-Melontini With a Cherry “Fun Dip” and “Pop Rocks” Rim

Courtesy InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills

Cherry pop ricks and pixie sticks rim, for garnish
1½ ounces Absolute Elyx Vodka, or preferred vodka
1½ ounces watermelon juice
⅓ ounce lemon juice
¼ ounce simple syrup
Splash Midori

Wet the rim of a martini glass and place glass upside on pop rocks. Rim martini glass with pop rocks. Sprinkle cherry fun dip on all other moist areas around the rim, while continuing to hold the glass upside down.

Add ice to a Boston shaker. Add vodka, watermelon juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake all ingredients and strain into the pre-rimmed martini glass. Pour a very small amount of Midori liqueur into the martini glass on the lip of the glass so the green Midori liqueur sinks down to the bottom of the glass.

3 Leches BDay Party

Courtesy Banyan Tree Mayakoba


5 ounces preferred whiskey
1½ ounces coconut cream
1 ounce evaporated milk
1½ ounces Tequila Cream 1921
Liquid Hershey’s Chocolate, for garnish
Tiny 3 Leches cake, for garnish
Shredded coconut, to taste, for garnish
½ ounce cinnamon syrup, optional

Put the ice, the whiskey, coconut cream, evaporated milk and the Tequila cream 1921 in a blender and mix all together. Make sure to get the frozen texture like a slushy and serve in a pilsner frozen glass. Add garnish on top.

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