Do you remember your first S’more?? I don’t. I imagine it was around a campfire somewhere in The Rocky Mountains or Northern Minnesota or the Willow River in Wisconsin. It seems that the first documented S’more Recipe is in 1927 in the book Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. The recipe was called “some mores”. This is a wonderful book and a copy can be found at this link. http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89017190521;view=1up;seq=1 Page 71 has the Recipe for “Some Mores”
As a kid the Hershey’s Chocolate bar was a favorite. There are better chocolate bars now more refined but when making a S’more it is still the go to chocolate in my opinion. The Blue Box of Honey Maid Grams. I know there are other kinds out there but that is the one I pick. Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows are my marshmallow of choice. Combine all of this with flames and you have S’mores.
Today is National S’more Day. Now I have written on a few National days, just last week Root Beer Float Day. Tripping Vittles is not here just to document National Food Recognition Days if it were I would have had to do rice pudding, custard,zucchini,raspberries in cream, oysters , waffles and lasagna and that is in just the last week. That said some days strike a cord and I feel the need to write. S’mores are one of those things that brings back memories and makes me smile.
I still get excited when there is a campfire and those ingredients are present. The flavor combination is awesome and well honestly it is just fun toasting marshmallows!! My personal favorite is to char the marshmallow to black peel off that layer and eat that and then mush the remaining creamy goodness on top of the chocolate resting on half a gram-cracker. An open face version if you will. The char flavor is an important element to me it sticks on your tongue until the chocolate and gram flavors rush it away.
I thought I would challenge myself a bit with todays post. We all know how to make a S’more thats easy. Some of us know how to make a S’more Shot using Marshmallow Vodka and Chocolate Liqueur. I wanted to recreate my open face char S’more into a cocktail I could sip and enjoy for dessert anytime or next to a fire pit this fall.
I decided to take it a step further and make it so I could only use the ingredients I had in my house and in the liquor cabinet. No buying Marshmallow and Gram-cracker flavored vodkas. I think I came up with a really great Char S’more Cocktail and I did it without spending an extra dime so here goes.
*1oz Brinley Gold Shipwreck Vanilla Rum a dark molasses colored rum hand crafted on the island of St. Kitts
*1oz Blue Ice American Creme Brûlée Vodka handcrafted in Idaho with Idaho potatoes and Teton Mountain water.
*1oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur a solid chocolate flavor
*1/2oz Monin Salted Carmel Syrup
*1/2oz Monin Hickory Smoke
*1.5oz Heavy Whipping Cream
*Hersheys Chocolate Syrup
*Honey Maid Gram Cracker Crumbs
Rim a cocktail glass with chocolate syrup and gram crackers. Do this just like you would a margarita with lime and salt. You will need a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add all the liquid ingredients shake real well to blend and pour ice and all into your cocktail glass.
Find a campfire and enjoy!!