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Smoretini – A Childhood Favorite Revisited as an Adult Beverage!

S'mores Martini and Happpy Hour Friday

by Creative Culinary on September 23, 2011

Welcome to the 2nd week of Happy Hour Friday. Guess it’s official now that I’ve managed two full weeks in a row!! My trip to Boulder Distillery and the Vootbeer were so well received last week that I’m encouraged that people are enjoying Happy Hour Friday on Creative Culinary. If you have a cocktail or appetizer that you would like to share; be sure to add them each Friday at the end of the post.

I noticed recently that National S’mores Day was August 10th and that among the many s’mores recipes floating around the net there were a couple of cocktails, including this article for a smores type martini. I planned this as a special treat for my daughter’s birthday but she’s at that age where birthdays and parents are two words that she finds hard to mesh. She wants to be with friends and I admit I might still wish for the little girl that wanted to have a birthday party put on for her by her mom. So, I’ve got the goods; she’ll make it over soon enough; in the meantime I decided to give it a try for myself and my neighbors/testers (they have assured me they do not mind).

Say S’mores and I most often think Girl Scout camp. I’ve mentioned I’m from a big family; as the oldest daughter I always had a lot of responsibility so getting away was especially exciting for me. Going to my Grandma’s for a weekend was huge but going to Girl Scout camp for a whole week? Heaven. So this drink evokes all of the special memories of friends, staying up late, sneaking to meet a boy from the neighboring Boy Scout camp and yes…my first kiss. In the annals of history it may not go down as something especially romantic but even if only a peck on the cheek, he was cute enough to keep the memory cherished for all of these years. So cheers to my daughter Lauren and that boy named Paul; you will forever be connected to s’mores!

Smoretini – A Childhood Favorite Revisited as an Adult Beverage!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

A wonderful cocktail reminiscent of campfires and childhood memories!

Ingredients

  • 2 jiggers vodka
  • 2 jiggers Chocolate Liqueur
  • 2-4 jiggers half and half (depends on how strong you want them to be!)
  • 1/4 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2 graham crackers, crushed

Preparation

  1. Melt marshmallow creme and chocolate chips in a shallow bowl for 1 minute on half power in microwave bowl or over warm water.
  2. Roll outside of glass rim in marshmallow/chocolate chip mixture and then dip into crushed graham crackers. Put in refrigerator to cool.
  3. Fill cocktail shaker or pitcher with 2 cups of ice.
  4. Pour vodka, chocolate liqueur and half and half over ice. Shake well. Pour into cooled, rimmed glass.
  5. Spear marshmallows with toothpicks or long skewer; toast marshmallows over flame and garnish cocktail.
http://www.creative-culinary.com/smores-martini/

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1 Melody September 29, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I have a specialty martini we call butterscotch truffle…..equal parts , I use 1/3 cup each, of vodka, butterscotch schnapps, and dark creme de cocao. …put in shaker with ice…shake it really well…pour into Martini glass end enjoy…..

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2 Creative Culinary September 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm

That sounds decadent…which of course I would love! Thanks for sharing…Barb

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3 karen March 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Wow, an elegant offshoot of the smore-
I have got to try this. Go it pinned for my readers!
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4 Jessica January 26, 2012 at 10:39 am

Fun Fact: they now sell Marshmallow flavored vodka (both Pinnacle and Smirnoff have their own version), try mixing that with the Chocolate Liquer and Half and Half, it may offer a more authentic taste!

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5 Creative Culinary January 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

I do know that but I would probably infuse a bit of vodka with some marshmallows first. I can’t see myself using marshmallow vodka for much else!

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6 SweetSugarBelle October 5, 2011 at 11:08 pm

you hit the jackpot with this one!!! What an insanely great idea!

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7 Creative Culinary October 6, 2011 at 6:15 pm

It was fun and best? It was Good!

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8 Taylor September 29, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Way to go Barb! I love it! Your photograph is so amazing not to mention the drink! You inspire me!

Taylor

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9 Creative Culinary September 29, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Taylor…is that really you? I just told people on Twitter today that none of my family and friends ever comment on my blog. I’m OK that you made a liar out of me. Thanks so much…and you are actually close enough I could actually make one for you! Forget coffee…let’s drink!

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10 Cookin' Canuck September 26, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Your little girl will always be your little girl, regardless of how old she is. And how lucky she is that you are making this awesome cocktail for her. You rock, Barb!
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11 Creative Culinary September 27, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I think so Dara. She is more of the mindset that it’s no longer true. Wait til she has a daughter huh?

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12 Aggie September 26, 2011 at 6:33 pm

oh my heaven!! will you PAH-LEASE make me one of those!!

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13 Danguole September 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Love this idea! Great way to keep the spirit of summer alive. Your photos are gorgeous, too.

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14 Creative Culinary September 26, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Thank you so much. Photography is a work in progress so I really appreciate your kind comment.

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15 Kate @ Food Babbles September 26, 2011 at 7:24 am

Your S’moretini looks incredibly delicious!! I want to take a big sip right now :)

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16 Diane {Created by Diane} September 25, 2011 at 7:34 pm

A HAPPY hour in deed! Love your S’more Martini :) it looks delicious!
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17 Creative Culinary September 26, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Thanks Diane…now to get all of the girls together and raise one. Wonder if I can find a thousand glasses?

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18 Lea Ann September 25, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Beautiful photo Barb! I would really prefer one of these round the campfire rather than an ooey gooey marshmallow sandwich. :)
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19 Creative Culinary September 25, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Yes, me too. Has the same warmth but in a different, more adult way. Definitely thought a girly drink but my neighbor’s hubs loved it…guess we all have a soft spot for s’mores.

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20 Brian @ A Thought For Food September 25, 2011 at 10:37 am

From time to time, I will indulge in a dessert cocktail. And boy you have me craving one right now. Looks fab-u-lous!
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21 Creative Culinary September 25, 2011 at 11:07 am

That’s exactly what we did Brian…something to sip after dinner. Funny thing is…I most often crave the ‘other’ s’mores about this time of year. When I’ve got a fire in the fire pit but it’s still nice enough to sit outside with a jacket on and make them.

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22 Nelly Rodriguez September 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Oh yum, love this! Can you now make a Samoas cocktail? :)
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23 Creative Culinary September 25, 2011 at 11:06 am

Bet I could but thinking next week I have to make a more ‘serious’ drink. Serious like in champagne and liqueur serious. :)

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24 Judee @ gluten Free A-Z September 24, 2011 at 5:10 am

What a fabulous creation and great pictures too. Your smore martini would be a hit at any party!

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25 Creative Culinary September 25, 2011 at 11:05 am

Thanks so much Judee…is epitomizes a ‘fun’ drink!

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26 YurI September 23, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Oh myl that IS creative :) Want a sip of that right now…

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27 Creative Culinary September 25, 2011 at 11:04 am

Thanks Yuri but now I’m craving some homemade granola. Mine just ran out…oh the horrors!

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28 Julia September 23, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Want to adopt me? I promise to always come home and drink a s’more martini, I won’t even leave a sip left in the glass. Yuuuuuummy!
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29 Creative Culinary September 25, 2011 at 11:03 am

I’ve been thinking about doing that! Promise?

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30 Cheri Sicard September 23, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Yummy looking cocktail. Double duty — dessert and drink.
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31 Creative Culinary September 23, 2011 at 6:47 pm

HA! Maybe triple tonight…I might be drinking dinner. ;)

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32 MikeVFMK September 23, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Barb, this is really genius! All those great childhood flavours in a cocktail form. Really good. And I bet it tastes even better than it sounds. As for your daughter, the day will come. They always come around.
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33 Creative Culinary September 23, 2011 at 6:46 pm

One can only hope Mike. You know it is good…not unlike a White Russian but with the chocolate/marshmallow/graham addition…yeah, it’s s’moresish for sure!

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34 Lynn @ I'll Have What She's Having September 23, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Sounds like the perfect birthday drink to me!
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35 Creative Culinary September 23, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I thought so…so I celebrated her birthday. Which is most appropriate after all…I’m the one who remembers it. :)

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36 jaclyn September 23, 2011 at 5:37 pm

omg, this looks delicious! make me one?
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37 Creative Culinary September 23, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Absolutely. It’s done…when can you be here. Hurry, I might down them both!

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38 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen September 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Just checked my watch and I do believe it’s almost cocktail time!
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39 Creative Culinary September 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm

It most certainly is now. Cheers Sylvie.

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40 Karen Harris September 23, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Well, I didn’t think a smore could be improved upon until I saw this. Looks so great Barb.
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41 Creative Culinary September 23, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Thank you my friend. Wish you were here…I have two in the fridge and I’m ready to break them out now!

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42 Katherine Martinelli September 23, 2011 at 3:19 pm

This is such a fun, playful take on s’mores! Just love it. Added a link. Am loving your friday cocktail hour!
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43 Creative Culinary September 23, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Thanks Katherine. It is S’more; the Adult version. Not the X-Rated version though…a bit too sweet for that rating!

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44 Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet September 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm

OMG Babr – I want one…right now! YUM.
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45 Ken⏐@hungry rabbit September 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm

A martini glass just isn’t big enough to slurp up this deliciousness. Give me a tub with a straw!

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46 Creative Culinary September 23, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Hehehe…that’s my boy!

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47 Bunkycooks September 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm

This has to be the most decadent cocktail I have ever seen. You’ve gotta love Happy Hour, especially on Friday! Have a great weekend. :)
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48 Creative Culinary September 23, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Thanks Gwen…and be sure to check each Friday and add a favorite of yours too!

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49 Kathy Gori September 23, 2011 at 11:37 am

Who needs camping??? Luv this!
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50 Boulder Locavore September 23, 2011 at 11:18 am

I think everyone remembers their first S’More and it ususally does seem to be associated with scout camp and some adventure. An iconic American concoction for sure. Never would think to see it in a drink! Love the chocolate rimming of the glass with the crumbs too. Brilliant!

With the seasonal change to fall I’ve added a Pomegranate Martini recipe. Cheers!

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51 Nancy@acommunaltable September 23, 2011 at 11:18 am

Now THAT is my kind of S’more!!! Definitely less messy too!!
I have the same memories Barb (well, except for the kiss!) … hope Lauren enjoyed the cocktail!!!

Loving this Happy Hour Friday series!!
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52 Creative Culinary September 23, 2011 at 6:41 pm

I guess I should have called it a peck huh? But the sneaking out, the cuteness factor…all of them contributed to it being more than just that. Ahh…memories.

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53 Lana @ Never Enough Thyme September 23, 2011 at 11:14 am

What a clever idea! Sounds like a perfect drink for a late Friday afternoon.
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54 Creative Culinary September 23, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Perfect. I have one in front of me and can attest to that.

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55 Paula September 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

Hoping your daughter had a nice birthday celebration. If she knew a few of these were waiting for here she would have beaten a path to your door immediately! This martini looks like something I’d really enjoy and your photographs of it are wonderful. Cheers to a lovely weekend Barb.
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56 Móna Wise September 23, 2011 at 10:12 am

Very cool idea! I am on my way home and going
To make a Dirty martini and will toast you Barb!

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57 Creative Culinary September 23, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Dirty or otherwise…here’s to you too Mona…cheers!

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58 Sylvia@bascooking September 23, 2011 at 10:11 am

Wow sounds delicious. I bookmarked to try this week end
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59 Creative Culinary September 23, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Probably my favorite part? That slightly soaked charred marshmallow. Yum.

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60 Carol Glassman September 23, 2011 at 8:10 am

A few years ago, I was given a recipe for home made ‘Cointreau’ — it was SO good (and so potent we could barely stand up after sampling).
In a large glass jar with a wide mouth and a lid – pour in an entire bottle of a good vodka. (Pure 100-proof alcohol will work very well also). Take a large, good orange (Seville, navel) – wash it and put a strong piece of string through the middle of it. Suspend the orange across the top of the jar’s mouth – taping the string down on each side – the orange should not touch the alcohol in the jar. Put the lid on tightly and leave the jar in a cool spot with the orange suspended, for one month. Do not open.
At the end of one month: Prepare your own simple syrup, remove the orange from the jar and stir in the syrup until well mixed.
Serve over ice and sip slowly!
If you are feeling VERY daring, (sit down first) and eat the orange!
This orange liqueur tastes best when chilled.

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61 Creative Culinary September 23, 2011 at 9:19 am

This sounds easy enough and I just happen to have a bottle of vodka and a big old orange. Now to find that jar!

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62 Rosa September 23, 2011 at 7:43 am

Mmmhhh, I prefer that drink to smores… Beautiful!

Cheers,

Rosa

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63 Creative Culinary September 23, 2011 at 8:53 am

It’s the best of both worlds Rosa!

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