Smores Martini

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!

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.  

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!Smores Martini

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.”

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!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!

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!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!

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!

Whether serving this S'mores Martini next to a campfire or just on the back porch, it'll be the talk of the party!  Cheers to fun summer drinks!

S’mores Martini

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!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 martinis
Calories: 525kcal

Ingredients

For the Glasses

  • ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs finely crushed
  • 2 oz. chocolate chopped

For the Martinis

  • 6 oz. chocolate liqueur
  • 3 oz. marshmallow-flavored vodka See note
  • 3 oz. heavy cream or Irish cream liqueur
  • {optional garnish} toasted marshmallows

Instructions

For the Glasses

  • Place the graham cracker crumbs in a shallow bowl; set aside.
  • Using a microwave or a double-burner, melt the chocolate and place in a separate shallow bowl.
  • Dip 2 martini glasses into the melted chocolate and then into the graham cracker crumbs.

For the Martinis

  • Pour half of the chocolate liqueur into each of the glasses.
  • Using a small bowl, whisk together the marshmallow-flavored vodka and heavy cream. Hold a spoon upside down over the glass and carefully pour half of the vodka mixture over the spoon into the glass. Repeat with remaining glass.
  • {Optional} Garnish with several toasted marshmallows on a toothpick or skewer.

Notes

If you don’t have or can’t find marshmallow vodka, then plain vodka will work, too. Just make sure to include the toasted marshmallows still!

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!

 

Looking for more s’mores fun?  Try one of these desserts!It might be chilly outside, but this S'mores Cheesecake is loaded with chocolate, marshmallow and graham crackers...and it's sure to remind you of a summer campfire!S’mores Cheesecake

Who needs a campfire when you have this S'more Chocolate Marshmallow Cake?Chocolate Marshmallow S’mores Cake

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18 Comments

  1. Is there a more perfect summer drink? Give me one of these and a campfire and maybe a regular s’more or two and I’m a happy camper. Unless the campfire is in Phoenix, in which case my face will be melted off. Have a great weekend, David!

    1. Hah…I’m just picturing the image of a campfire in Phoenix. I’m pretty sure sitting right by a campfire would be cooler than your car on most days! Let’s plan on serving these on the back porch instead, ok? Hope you had a great weekend, Kelsie!

  2. Oh those blue cheese stuffed olives! Love them!!!! What a fun mix up with a s’mores martini…and I bet even tastier than it’s dessert form. Gotta give this one a try while out on the back deck this summer….weather is finally starting to warm! Happy Monday, David 🙂

    1. Just the mere thought of a blue-cheese stuffed olive would’ve given me nightmares several years ago, Dawn…but now I love em! Like I could eat a whole container if I’m not careful. But not with these dessert martinis! I’m glad to hear it’s finally getting warm up in your area, too. We’ve been running behind schedule here as well. What a strange weather year we’re having!

    1. Truth be told, I don’t think this one is really a ‘martini’ but rather a yummy cocktail served in a martini glass…but it does look pretty cool, right?? Thanks, Dawn!

  3. Talk about sophisticated! This looks dreamy. I can imagine kicking back on a late summer night in front of a fire, citronella candles burning in the background, enjoying this divine looking dessert (let’s be honest that’s what it is, hah!) Great recipe!

    1. I know, right!? This smores martini looks so fancy and sophisticated, but it really comes together in no time flat. The hardest part is not eating all of the marshmallows while you roast ’em! 🙂 Thanks, Matt!

  4. You had me cracking up with ‘Jane Bond’. I’m with Laura – love to sip a good martini…(Keith makes a mean one! 😉 )

    But this smores martini is truly a thing of beauty. My kind of boozy dessert!

    1. So I’m still on the fence when it comes to traditional martinis, although I will gladly steal the blue cheese stuffed olives and run away! But when you add some chocolate and toasted marshmallows and turn it into a dessert martini? Sign me up! Thanks, Marissa!

  5. Dude this is most definitely an example of presentation is king! WOW! I saw Laura post these on FB and have been waiting to stop by and tell you what a fantastic job! I love love love the chocolate graham cracker rims – I so have gotta try that and I know what you mean about the chocolate syrup! The drippage is insane – I even tried freezing my glasses once and then the photos were horrendous! Live and learn – eh!?
    Haha, also couldn’t agree more with “Nothing beats the smell of marshmallows after they’ve turned into a flaming ball of sugar been slightly kissed by a campfire flame.)” am so missing those balls of sugar since I moved to my condo – microwave/oven s’mores just aren’t the same!

    1. Why thank you very much, Shashi! Funny story…Laura was actually out of town on a work trip when I made these, so she never saw the original presentation. (I did save the actual martini for her, but it wasn’t in the glasses like you see here.) When she saw the post go up, she was like “woah, when did those happen!?” Hah! I totally agree with you about microwave smores…they work in a pinch, but they just aren’t quite the same. Come on up and we’ll light a fire in the firepit out back! And I’ll make another batch of these martinis, of course! 🙂

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