Milky Way Martini & cooking with astrology

It’s time to celebrate this month’s Cooking with Astrology, and this month is Aquarius!  So many things come to mind when I hear Aquarius…the song “Age of Aquarius”…the 60’s…rainbows and hippies.  I tried to control myself and not go too crazy…..

Milky Way Martini Cooking with Astrology Aquarius

I could not resist starting our meal off with a Milky Way Martini. 🙂  I used to LOVE Milky Way candy bars, but they are caramel covered in milk chocolate.  A big no no when you can’t eat dairy, but this martini has all of the flavors without any dairy!  Cream de Cocoa, Caramel Vodka, and I chose Whipped Cream Vodka to mimic the nougat filling.

Are you curious who this imaginary meal is being shared with?   I searched and searched for a celebrity Aquarius to use for inspiration, and I could only find one (that was not married)…..

Ashton Kutcher photo from redbook magazine via pinterest

Photo from via pinterest

Ashton Kutcher…..I can work with that!  Christopher Ashton Kutcher is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which is where I currently reside, and is of Bohemian/Czech heritage.  So this month we will be having Czech inspired dishes that are popular here in Eastern Iowa.

Chicken Paprika

Chicken Paprika (Csirke Paprikash)

Galactic Brownies

Galactic Brownies…..not Czech, just fun! 😉


and Kolaches for breakfast.  I have always wanted to make kolaches, so this was the perfect excuse!!

Okay, back to the Milky Way Martini.  I had two different ideas in my head of how I wanted these martinis to look, so obviously I made both!  I started with the clear cream de cocoa and a bite sized milky way candy on a tooth pick. This one looks the most like a traditional martini…..

Milky Way Martini by Cooking with Astrology Aqurius

I also tried it with dark cream de cocoa and a milky way candy cut to fit on the edge of the glass…..

Milky Way Martini Cooking with Astrology Aquarius at

It might just be my imagination, but I preferred the martini made with the dark cream de cocoa.  It had more of a chocolate flavor than the clear one.  Both were delicious, I guess it comes down to how you would like your drink to look. 🙂  They are so simple to make…just fill your shaker with ice and your alcohol and shake…..

Milky Way Martini Shaker Cooking with Astrology Aquarius

pour into a chilled martini glass and their ready.  Enjoy!

Milky Way Martini

Serves 1
Prep time 5 minutes
Meal type Beverage
A Milky Way Martini has all of the flavors of your favorite candy adult liquid form.


  • 2 Ounces Cream de Cocoa (clear or dark)
  • 2 Ounces Caramel Vodka (I used Pearl)
  • 1 Ounce Whipped Cream Vodka (I used Pinnacle)
  • 1 bite sized Milky Way (to garnish)


Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Add cream de cocoa, caramel vodka, and whipped cream vodka to the shaker. Shake to combine.
Pour into chilled martini glasses. Garnish with a milky way candy and serve.




  1. Karen says

    I am not really one for dessert-y martinis (though I do like a fruity one every once in a while) but I think my boyfriend would love it if I made him one of these! I just need to get some caramel vodka.

  2. says

    Ok, where are the recipes for the Kolaches and for the Chicken Paprika?
    I am of Czech descent on my mother’s mother’s side – sadly that side of the family is gone now. I didn’t get any recipes! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone mention Kolaches before. <3
    That said, do you know anything about "Fleechka"? (I have no idea how it is spelled – but that is how it would be pronounced)
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