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!
A wonderful cocktail reminiscent of campfires and childhood memories!
- 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
- Melt marshmallow creme and chocolate chips in a shallow bowl for 1 minute on half power in microwave bowl or over warm water.
- Roll outside of glass rim in marshmallow/chocolate chip mixture and then dip into crushed graham crackers. Put in refrigerator to cool.
- Fill cocktail shaker or pitcher with 2 cups of ice.
- Pour vodka, chocolate liqueur and half and half over ice. Shake well. Pour into cooled, rimmed glass.
- Spear marshmallows with toothpicks or long skewer; toast marshmallows over flame and garnish cocktail.