Here’s A Drink that’ll Make You Feel Infinitely Infinite: Ambrosia

By Mikka Wee/November 5, 2012


This drink won’t exactly make you live forever, but it can make you feel immortal, infinite, or whatever overused term there is out there that alludes to that invincible feeling showcased in numerous young adult movies and novels. For John Green fans, it’s The Colonel’s signature drink in Looking for Alaska. For Battlestar geeks, it’s that (supposedly green) alcoholic drink that’s frakking powerful like woah.

Our friend Wikipedia tells us that Ambrosia, originally used in Greek Mythology, is the nectary drink consumed by the gods and demigods. It is known to contain certain magical qualities that can make one ageless.

Unfortunately, all we have is the means (and beverages) to replicate this divine feeling of immortality through Coconut Rum, along with other bountiful goodies that are heaven-sent: honey, cinnamon, and milk powder.

This magical medley gives off that comforting feeling of sweet milk spiced with a bit of cinnamon. But just wait ‘til you taste that coconut-y alcoholic kick. Oh yeah. A few more glasses of this and you’ll feel divinely immortal, all right! Enjoy!

Honey Cinnamon Coconut Ambrosia

Total Time: 15 minutes / Yield: 2-3 servings


  • 1 tbsp Coconut rum
  • 2 tbsp Honey (preferably runny, if you’re using thick honey please refer to the note on the side)
  • 250ml Full cream milk
  • Cinnamon powder


  1. Mix coconut, rum, honey, and milk.
  2. Fill 2 glasses with ice and pour mixture in each glass.
  3. Sprinkle top with cinnamon powder and serve.


  1. If you’re using thick honey, make sure to first dissolve the honey in 1 tbsp warm water before pouring over milk mixture.

Mikka Wee

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Mikka Wee’s goal is to travel the world with a backpack stuffed with her books and not much of an itinerary. With an appetite thrice the size of her 5-foot frame, waffles are the one thing that makes her weak in the knees. She also likes to torture herself with sci-fi movie marathons until her brain turns into goop. Her list of not-so-secret culinary crushes includes David Chang, Ivan Orkin, Rene Redzepi, and Anthony Bourdain. Alexander Supertramp is her hero. See More.

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  • if you’re not using runny honey, it would be difficult to dissolve in cold milk.

    • Thanks for pointing that out. We actually used runny honey for this recipe. Will revise the recipe asap!:)

  • Just wanted to clarify, is coconut rum the same as ‘lambanog’?

    • Mikka Wee

      Nope! Lambanog is coconut wine. 🙂 We actually used coconut FLAVORED rum. 🙂 Boracay rum in coconut flavor, to be exact!

  • Chef want to be

    Can I use Coconut juice for a ‘safer/kiddie’ version?