We’re finally back up and running. Running is a bit of an overstatement because we’ve been driving to town, shopping, eating, and sleeping in until noon.
Yes, noon. I have NEVER slept in until noon before. When I was a teenager 8 seemed like sleeping in since our bus came at 6:30 AM. Then, I was a college student, but alcohol, especially mixed with things like coke or juice, just seemed to wake me up even earlier. And now I have an energetic 3 year old.
So noon is unheard of in my universe. Cross that off my bucket list.
But one thing I love about home is a good bonfire. Summers mean bonfires. And we will roast just about anything – including Christmas trees. I personally love chicken shish kebabs. Pineapple, onions, peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms.
And then my family always brings out the bacon. For the marshmallows, logically. It’s actually pretty good! If you like maple syrup on bacon. I refused to try them for years, and even though they aren’t bad I still reserve my marshmallow quota for s’mores most of the time.
I love watching the marshmallow get progressively bigger. Browner. Gooier. Is that a word? It has got squiggly lines under it. Hm. Problematic. That is the best part of a marshmallow. Word better up its food knowledge or they’re gonna fall behind.
I started having visions of this when I saw a bottle of marshmallow vodka sitting on the beverage table for our first bonfire. Marshmallow vodka?! As I said, I probably wouldn’t have bought something like that, but scold me as you will because it brought on the idea for s’mores shots!
I promised a certain cousin I’d give him credit for the idea for the marshmallow fluff rim-corn syrup doesn’t work guys…the graham crackers are too heavy and it pulls everything down. But marshmallow fluff? Brilliant because here it serves a dual purpose! I also recommend pouring graham crackers over the top of the marshmallow, just because it looks kinda cool-and you’ll use up the extra from the rim decorating. Another dual purpose. Triple, because your tummies will be happy, too.
- 2 ounces marshmallow vodka
- 2 ounces chocolate liquor
- 4 ounces milk (option: Use Tippy Cow for an extra kick)
- 4 marshmallows
- Marshmallow fluff for the rim of the glass
- Graham Crackers finely ground (can be bought for pie crusts)
- Chocolate Syrup to line the glasses
- 4 2 ounce shot glasses
- 2 plates
- Chill the alcohol for a couple of hours before mixing.
- Toast your marshmallows. I used a blow torch for a few and the stovetop for the others. Carefully set them on a plate, making sure they keep their initial form. Set them aside.
- Mix the alcohol and milk together. Set aside.
- Drip chocolate syrup into a slanted glass so it lines the side of the glass.
- Place a heaping scoop of marshmallow fluff on a plate. Take another plate and pour out roughly ½ cup of the graham cracker crumbs.
- Line the rims of your shot glasses with marshmallow fluff, gently turning and lifting upwards when leaving the fluff so it makes an even edge. Turn the glass upside down and press into the crumbs. Set the glass down.
- Pour 2 ounces of the drink into each glass.
- Top with a marshmallow.
- Suggested drinking method. Bite off the bottom of the marshmallow, drink half. Pop the rest of it into your mouth. Down the rest of the drink. Repeat.