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Cereal Mascot Rob Sheridan

Silly Rabbit, Drinx Are for Kids

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dmit it.  As a child, you were sucking on a bubble pipe and sipping on apple juice, like a little barfly-in-training.  Revisit that sweet, sweet childhood anytime you like with cocktails that are playful and fun to drink.  Only now, they’re just for adults.

Do you remember that Life Cereal kid named Mikey from the 70′s? He mixed Pop Rocks and Coke and died from a ruptured stomach.  Actually, he’s alive and quite wealthy, living off royalties and working as an attorney in New York.

The Urban Myth ($12) at EatBar is an explosive mix of house-infused bourbon, RC Cola, and Pop Rocks that you have to try at least once.  See if you could cheat death.

PS7′s says Sav U‟R Cereal ($12) with a hand-crafted cocktail that’s a nutritious breakfast anytime, blending Cap’n Crunch flavored cereal milk, Old Overholt Rye and St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram rum liquor.  In my opinion, it’s better than the original inspiration.

Ted’s Bulletin has wholesome, spiked milkshakes ($7.99) in flavors like Mocha Kahlua, White Russian, Tequila Sunrise, Fuzzy Navel, and Strawberry Daquiri. They have non-alcoholic versions too, but where’s the fun in that?  Read about the Bailey’s Caramel Macchiato here.

The Burning Man at SOVA is a sweet and fizzy mix of Plymouth Gin, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, house-made Sour Patch Kids liqueur and Prosecco. The real show comes when the Sour Patch Kid floating on top is engulfed in flames.  Pretty trippy.

So much better than a pie in the face, the Fruit Bat Banana Boat ($9) with banana rum, crème de cacao and soymilk is for civilized grown-ups like you and me.  Resist the urge to start a food fight with one of these.

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Mary Kong-DeVito

Mary grew up in New York where the food-centric city and her family's restaurants were literally her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and rotten eggs. You never know what you'll find on the sidewalks.Mary is a veteran of the hospitality industry who's worked with numerous celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe and Jane Krakowski. Her writing has appeared in DC Modern Luxury, Washington Post Express, Eater, Scoutmob, Washington Flyer and Washington City Paper.She eats "normal" stuff too, like cheeseburgers. Kangaroo cheeseburgers.

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