You know when you hear a song on the radio, or in a movie, and you can't get it out of your head for days? You find yourself singing the theme song to iCarly as you wash the dishes, or better yet, all you can hear in your head is (as your talking to a client at work!) is "shake ya a**, watch yourself" after watching About a Boy for the sixteeth time.
That's how I felt about these sprinkle-rimmed glasses of milk I spotted over on Oh Sweet Babies. I couldn't get the image out of my head, and for days all I could think was what a fun idea for a party, don't you agree?
In my mind these would be absolutely perfect for a tween birthday party. Originally I was thinking a real girly party would be the ideal time to serve these, but the reaction of my tween boys to these kiddie cocktails made me realize they would work for both genders.
Little kids would love them too, but I might consider forgoing the glass and using plastic or disposable sippers for them if you're serving them at a party. For playdates, or smaller groups, I would definitely use the fancy glasses. Won't the kids feel so grown up and special?
As I was sitting here uploading these pictures, it also occurred to me that they would be wonderful to serve at a baby shower, where there are generally a few ladies in attendance who can't indulge in a nice glass of wine. For that type of event I would likely use little shot glasses, and serve a milk and cookies shooter to the crowd.
Milk and Cookies Cocktails
Using two plates, place a few tablespoons of agave nectar or honey on one and coloured sprinkles on the other. Dip the rim of the glass into the honey, allowing the excess to drip off before dipping the rim into the sprinkles. Leave the glasses upside down and allow the sprinkles to adhere before turning the cups right side up (or the sprinkles will run down the side of the glass).
Make your favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe and shape some of the dough into small balls, approximately 1" in size. Place a lollipop stick in the middle of the dough ball and press down to ensure the stick is covered by dough on all sides. Bake as per your cookie recipe.
Fill the glasses with milk and rest a cookie garnish on the rim of the glass.