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August 9, 2017

Smores Martinis

Sip a favorite campfire treat at happy hour! Smores Martinis are a fun twist on the favorite summertime dessert, complete with marshmallow-infused vodka! Place mini marshmallows in a jar, then pour in vodka and infuse for 1-2 days. Whisk cocoa powder and sugar into milk, then shake with the marshmallow vodka and white crème de cocoa. Pour the drink into a martini glass rimmed with graham cracker crumbs. Top with a toasted marshmallow, and enjoy!

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Question: Did y’all know National Smores Day is a THING?

IT IS!

And it’s tomorrow, August 10!

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So in celebration of this chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker holiday, I’ve made us a drink.

Because this is me.

Because I’m a little bit obsessed with smores. (Hi. How could I not be?)

Also, I really, really wanted to make a marshmallow-infused vodka this summer.

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My marshmallow-infused vodka took a few iterations before I got it just right, though.

I learned after the first failed rendition that mini marshmallows are key to success. They have less surface area, so they dissolve into the vodka quicker. (If you only have GIANT marshmallows like I initially did, do yourself a favor and run out for a bag of the little ones. The giant ones will just soak up the vodka and be sludgy and disgusting.)

The marshmallows all dissolved in my second rendition, but the vodka wasn’t marshmallow-y enough.

So the third time was a charm.

And you use almost as many marshmallows as you use vodka in this. 😉

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After the marshmallow-infused vodka is made, it’s smooth sailing.

Basically, we’ll make a chocolate martini. (Kind of like this one.) Then pour in that marshmallow-y goodness. Shake it all up.

Then serve it in a glass that has a graham cracker crust rim.

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Smores Martini Essentials

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Y’all ready to mix this up in time for happy hour tomorrow?

Scroll on down to learn how to infuse your vodka, then make this drink for yourself and friends to celebrate National Smores Day!

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Smores Martinis

Sip a favorite campfire treat at happy hour! Smores Martinis are a fun twist on the favorite summertime dessert, complete with marshmallow-infused vodka! Place mini marshmallows in a jar, then pour in vodka and infuse for 1-2 days. Whisk cocoa powder and sugar into milk, then shake with the marshmallow vodka and white crème de cocoa. Pour the drink into a martini glass rimmed with graham cracker crumbs. Top with a toasted marshmallow, and enjoy!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 day
Servings 2 martinis
Author Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate

Ingredients

Marshmallow-Infused Vodka

  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka

Smores Martinis

  • 4 oz. milk (non-dairy OK)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 oz. Marshmallow-Infused Vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz. white crème de cocoa
  • Graham cracker crumbs , for the rims of the glasses
  • Lemon wedge
  • Additional marshmallows , on a skewer, toasted

Instructions

Make the Marshmallow-Infused Vodka

  1. In a large mason jar, measure out the marshmallows.

  2. Pour the vodka on top of the marshmallows.

  3. Shake, then store in a cold, dark place for 1-2 days, or until the marshmallows have dissolved into the vodka. (If there is some clouding/silt on the bottom of the jar, this is OK! Simply shake it up before it’s time to make a drink to get all that marshmallow goodness into it.)

Make the Martinis

  1. Run a lemon wedge along the rims of two martini glasses.

  2. Dip the glasses into the Graham Cracker crumbs, coating the rim, then set aside.

  3. In a cocktail shaker, combine lukewarm milk with the unsweetened cocoa powder and granulated sugar.

  4. Whisk until combined.

  5. Pour in the Marshmallow-Infused Vodka and the white crème de cocoa.

  6. Add ice to the cocktail shaker, and shake until cold and combined.

  7. Pour into the prepared martini glasses.

  8. Skewer 3-4 marshmallows and toast using a kitchen torch.

  9. Garnish the martinis with the toasted marshmallows, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Please note the total time includes the infusion time for the vodka, but it can take anywhere from 1-2 days, just depending on conditions.

If you don't have time to make the marshmallow-infused vodka, you could purchase a marshmallow vodka at a specialty liquor store for this cocktail.

Are you a big smores fan, too?

Have you ever infused vodka for a specialty drink?

3 Comments

  1. Abby @WinsteadWandering

    I don’t have much of a liquor cabinet, but I just realized I have nearly all the ingredients to make these. Uh oh…

  2. Mark, CompassandFork

    Love the idea of vodka infused marshmallows. I might have to try this martini out this evening. Looks great.

  3. Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago

    Oh, I love this idea!! I’m definitely adding these to my must make list!!

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