You’ve heard about chestnuts roasting on an open fire, but what about marshmallows? And what if that open fire was right in your martini glass?
S’mores aren’t just for campfires in the summer. There’s nothing that says the delicious concoction can’t warm your belly in the winter!
You'll need all of the ingredients for s’mores, plus alcohol to mimic the delicious dessert. Mini marshmallows, graham crackers, hot chocolate mix (bonus points if it has mini marshmallows in it), cream, marshmallow vodka, and crème de cocoa. You will also need a high-proof alcohol for lighting. As long as it’s higher in proof than the alcohol you’ll be pouring it onto, it should sit on top without mixing into the drink. Bacardi 151 is always a safe bet when it comes to lighting up cocktails and shots, though a high-proof vodka might also work.
To create the delicious s’mores rims, start by dipping your martini glass into marshmallow crème.
Then, dip it into a mixture of crushed graham crackers and hot chocolate mix. (Mini food processors work wonders for creating super-fine crumbs).
Shake together cream, marshmallow vodka and crème de cocoa. Pour into prepared glass. Skewer a few mini marshmallows on a toothpick and rest on the side of the glass.
Now for the fun part! Gently pour the Bacardi 151 evenly over the top of the drink so it sits on top. Pouring over the back of a spoon can be helpful here. Then – this is very important – put the cap on the bottle and set it very far from your drink. If you spilled any on the table, wipe that up and remove the cloth. (We don’t need any real fires on our hands!)
We recommend one of these “wand” lighters to keep your fingers away from the flammable liquids.
Roast your marshmallows over the flame and when the alcohol has burned off, enjoy your delicious s’mores cocktail. Cuddle up by the fireplace and toast to toasted marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate!
Jaymee Sire is an Emmy-award winning sports anchor by day and food blogger by night. (Or sometimes vice-versa depending on the sports schedule). You can check out more of Jaymee’s delicious creations on her alphabet-themed food blog, E is for Eat. Cheers!