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Chef Jenn's Smores Martiini recipe

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Chef Jenn instructs on the proper method of mixing a Smores Martini. ~Ed.

Smores Martinis!

By Chef Jenn

It’s believed the actual S’mores recipe was discovered by the Girl Scouts back in the 1920’s. The legend goes that they combined chocolate candy bars, Graham crackers and toasted marshmallows to create the treat we know today. It was so good, everyone asked for some more. S’mores! My cocktail came about by combining a few tasty treats that I enjoyed. Leaving me asking for some more… S’mores Martini.

A few years back I was partaking in the specialty martini craze that was sweeping the nation (and enjoying it like you would not believe). One of my favorites was this divinely decadent Godiva Chocolate Martini. My love of sweets and cocktails had married. It was heaven.
Sometime later, on a cold winters night in Rhode Island my friends and I were enjoy a little treat of stove top S’mores (where you toast your marshmallows over the gas stove). Thankfully I have since moved up in the world to using a blow torch, and perfected the craft (moving the good times to the comforts of my couch). Trust me when it is too cold to leave your house you think of a lot of odd things to entertain yourself.

One day, remembering back to those two blissful memories, something clicked. It just made scenes to bring them together and the S’mores Martini was born. Now this is not to say I am taking credit for inventing this drink, as I am sure like many other wonderful foods (like the Sundae, Corndog, Waffle Cone, etc.), there will be many people out there to lay claim to that title. But this is the story of how I came up with my S’mores Martini. After much taste testing, which none of my friends ever seemed to have a problem with (wonder why?).

And now the recipe!!!

S’mores Martini

1 1/2 shots Chocolate liqueur
1 1/2 shots Dark crème de cacao
1/2 shot Cask and Cream
2 shots Half-and-half
Abuelita Syrup
Graham Cracker Crumbs
Marshmallow

Mix all of the cocktail ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake vigorously. Dip rim of a martini class into Abuelita syrup, then roll in graham cracker crumbs. Pour your cocktail into the glass. Place marshmallow onto the rim of the glass and light with blow torch, serve.

For a creamier chocolate flavor use Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream instead of Godiva, it’s a little more expensive but very tasty. Abuelita is Mexican hot chocolate syrup with a rich cinnamon flavor, it is generally found in the Mexican foods isle of your local grocery store. But it can be substituted with good old Hersey’s chocolate syrup.

Like any food delicacies, there is an art to enjoying a S’mores Martini. After blowing out the marshmallow, dip the crisp toasted end into the cocktail. Then place the remaining marshmallow into your drink, this way it can start to absorb all the chocolate liquor goodness before you give in and devour it. Of course that being said there are many who enjoy their own method of partaking in this fine cocktail and I hope you find your very own way to cocktail nirvana.

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