Whether serving this Smores Martini next to a campfire or just on the back porch, it’ll be the talk of the party! Cheers to fun summer drinks!
I’m not really a martini kind of guy. I realize that James Bond was a martini kind of guy. And I realize that James Bond is the very definition of sophisticated. But I guess I’m just not cut out to be James Bond. Laura on the other hand? She could be James (Jane?) Bond. She loves a good martini, always shaken not stirred. So while I’m sitting back sipping on a wee nip of whisky or bourbon, Laura is quite happy with a classic martini…as long as it has extra blue-cheese stuffed olives.
But this Smores Martini is not your average martini. In fact, it’s debatable whether it’s even a martini at all. But we’re serving this one up in a martini glass, so let’s just go with it! This Smores Martini is a fun one to make for parties when you don’t want to go to the effort of making actual smores on the campfire. (For the record, I’m all about actual smores, too! Nothing beats the smell of marshmallows after they’ve
turned into a flaming ball of sugar been slightly kissed by a campfire flame.)
When making mixed drinks (especially fun mixed drinks like this Smores Martini), I find that presentation plays a huge role. Sure, taste is still the most important, but don’t ignore the presentation factor! Case in point, I turned this martini into a layered drink by pouring the “marshmallow layer” over the back of a spoon onto the “chocolate layer.”
And then there’s the toasted marshmallows. A Smores Martini isn’t complete until it’s got a couple of toasted marshmallows on top! If you don’t have access to a fire to toast the marshmallows, then you can actually toast them over a gas stove. Or in this case, I just spread a bunch of marshmallows on a sheet pan and then used a kitchen torch to toast the top. Just be ready to blow out the flame when the marshmallow catches on fire! And if the marshmallow becomes a bit too toasted? Eat the evidence.
A note about the marshmallow vodka: it can be difficult to find. I managed to find a bottle at a large liquor store here in town, but we’ve also made these martinis with plain vodka, too. Yes, that means the martini itself just becomes a chocolate martini (is that a bad thing?), but that’s where your expertly toasted marshmallows come into play. Just top the chocolate martini with toasted marshmallows, and you’ll be all set!
Oh, and the graham cracker rim! Dipping the rim of the martini glass in melted chocolate might sound like a bit of work, but just do it. Don’t cheat and use chocolate syrup…it’ll just drip down the glass and make a big mess. Trust me. I speak from experience. Instead, melt up a bit of chocolate (or even chocolate chips) and then spin the edge of the martini glass in the melted chocolate. A quick dip into the crushed graham crackers and you’ve got yourself the perfect vessel for a Smores Martini! So whether you’re serving these up around a campfire or on the back porch, these martinis will be the talk of the party! Cheers, friends!