Wednesday, August 10, 2011

S'mores Martinis: Drink Your S'mores!

Today is National S'mores Day. Every day in  summer, though, has the potential to be S'mores Day, especially if you're camping or barbecuing. There are still so many variations on the traditional S'mores that you'll be able to celebrate National S'mores Day today.  Here's a Round-up of S'mores on Memorial Day to get the summer started right. See even More recipes at the end of this post.

Today looks to be a beautiful day, and I'm sure we'll have some S'mores in some form to celebrate. One variation on S'mores I've never posted is for adult S'mores: S'mores Martinis. Following are two different recipes for S'mores Martinis!

Just a bit of history. If you're not familiar with s'mores, they're made by sandwiching a toasted marshmallow and a piece of chocolate in between two graham crackers. The name S'mores (alternatively Smores) comes from the two words "some more," because everyone always want s'more. This American treat was developed by the Girl Scouts in the early part of the 20th century, making use of the newly mass-produced marshmallow. Marshmallows were easy to transport, as were candy bars and graham crackers, and the marshmallows could be toasted over a fire to make a fabulous campfire treat in a situation where other types of sweets would have been difficult to come by. Of course, the quality of the chocolate and marshmallow, and even the graham crackers (if you make your own) will vary, but S'mores aren't about haute cuisine, at least not at my house.

So today in honor of the S'mores holiday, I thought you might want to Drink Your S'mores! Here are two recipes for S'mores Martinis! Both recipes make four glasses. First recipe adapted from MyFind. Second recipe adapted from the Evite Blog. Let me know which you like best!

1. S'MORES MARTINI

2 oz Chocolate Vodka
2 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
2 oz Cream de Cacao
2 oz Vanilla Vodka
2 oz Heavy Cream
Graham Crackers, Crushed
Chocolate Syrup
12 toasted mini marshmallows or 4 large marshmallows (use a kitchen torch or skewer and hold over flame)

Dip the rim of 4 martini glasses in chocolate syrup and then into the crushed graham crackers. Chill glasses in freezer.
Pour all remaining ingredients except marshmallows into martini shaker filled with ice and shake until well blended. Strain and pour into chilled glasses.
Skewer toasted marshmallows on cocktail stick and place across rim.


2. S'MORES MARTINI

8 oz vodka
2 ozs chocolate liqueur
Graham crackers
Marshmallow creme (Marshmallow Fluff)
Miniature marshmallows

Pour vodka and chocolate liqueur into pitcher and stir. Refrigerate for several hours until the mixture is very cold.
Put crushed graham crackers in small bowl.
Lightly coat rims of martini glasses with marshmallow creme.
Dip each glass into  bowl of graham cracker crumbs. Shake bowl gently to cover marshmallow creme with crumbs.
Put prepared glasses in freezer.
Skewer and Toast marshmallows over open fire or with kitchen blowtorch.
Pour drink mixture into 4 prepared glasses. Add skewered toasted marshmallows for garnish.

Round-up of S'mores Recipes, including a History of S'mores on National S'mores Day, last year. Original 1927 Girl Scout Recipe
Traditional S'mores on the Grill
S'mores Brownies using a Brownie Mix
Brownie S'mores from Scratch
S'mores Cupcakes
Chocolate Chip Cookie S'mores (2 recipes)
Chewy S'mores Bar Cookies
S'mores Pie 
S'mores Ice Cream Sandwich
S'mores Ice Cream Pie
S'mores in the Microwave

Wacky Candy Bar S'mores
Peanut Butter S'mores


Photo #1My Find
Photo #2 Evite

6 comments:

Erin said...

I cannot believe I forgot today was s'mores day! I had it written on my calendar and everything. I'm glad someone posted something for this momentous holiday! On heck of a drink you've got here.

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Erin, thought it was best to list 2 variations. They're both a bit sweet, but then so are S'mores!

Nancy J. Parra said...

Oh, my gosh, those look yummy. Must try. Thanks for posting!
Cheers~

Valerie said...

I've never wanted to reach through my screen more than I do right now! Wow...just wow. :D

~~louise~~ said...

Happy S'mores Day Janet!!! I hope you don't mind but I'm going to "capture" one of those gorgeous looking drinks to include in the post I did for S'mores Day today. It looks absolutely heavenly!!! I only wish I would have had a chance to drop by sooner.

Thank you so much for sharing...

P.S. I will of course include a link for that "sinful" recipe!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

These look incredible! We never had anything like this in Girl Scout camp! Thanks for posting, I'm going to try one of these (or both!).