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National S'mores Day is a day for celebrating one of America's most beloved desserts - s'mores! Made with three simple ingredients: graham crackers, a toasted marshmallow and chocolate bars, the traditional s'more has made its way into every summer household staple. Whether you enjoy them around a campfire, in your backyard, or in your kitchen, s'mores and S'mores Cocktails are the perfect treat for any occasion.
The History of S'mores
So, what's the history of this delicious dessert? S'mores have been around in some form or another since the early 1900s. The first recorded recipe for s'mores appeared in a 1927 scouting manual, and the treat gained popularity in the 1930s. The name "s'mores" is thought to be a contraction of the phrase "some more," as in, "can I have some more s'mores?" Since then, s'mores have become a staple of American culture.
Today, s'mores are seen getting makeovers with things like a peanut butter cup, candy bars, and even bacon! Looking for a unique and delicious way to celebrate National S'mores Day, while maintaining the traditional s'mores flavor? Look no further than this scrumptious S'mores Cocktail! This fun and festive drink is perfect for any occasion, and is sure to be a hit with your friends and family. Made with just four simple ingredients, this delightful cocktail is sure to please everyone's taste buds. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients, find a fire pit and get mixing!
S’mores Cocktail Recipe
How To Make The National S'mores Day Cocktail
Camping, sleepovers, or late nights in your pajamas, s’mores are an irreplaceable part of it all. Honor your fond memories with this handcrafted cocktail:
- 1.5 oz Bourbon Whiskey
- 0.5 oz Chocolate Liqueur
- 2 dashes Chocolate Bitters
- 2 dashes Orange Bitters
Chocolate Bar or Peanut Butter Cups
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add in the Bourbon Whiskey, Chocolate Liqueur, Chocolate Bitters, and Orange Bitters.
- Shake or mix well and strain into an Old-Fashioned Glass with ice.
- Garnish with a Chocolate Bar and or Peanut Butter Cups and serve.
Tips For Making The Best National S'mores Day Cocktail
- Up your cocktail game by garnishing with a banana, crushed graham crackers, toasted marshmallows, and or chocolate syrup.
- Make your cocktail even boozier by adding marshmallow vodka, or vanilla flavored vodka.
- Craft a s'mores martini by serving in a martini glass and rim your glass with graham cracker crumbs, melted chocolate, and a marshmallow garnish.
- Make your cocktail creamier by adding in whipped cream vodka or heavy cream.
Recommended Bourbon Whiskey Brands
When it comes to bourbon, there are a lot of great options out there. But if you're looking for the best of the best, you can't go wrong with Wild Turkey, Evan Williams, or Maker's Mark.
Wild Turkey is a classic bourbon that has been around for decades. It's known for its smooth, rich flavor, and it's a great option for both beginners and experienced whiskey drinkers alike.
Evan Williams is another excellent choice, and it's especially well-suited for use in cocktails.
Maker's Mark is a bit sweeter than most bourbons, making it perfect for sipping on its own or enjoying with a dessert.
No matter which bourbon you choose, you're sure to enjoy its unique flavor and history.
Recommended Chocolate Liqueur Brands
Chocolate liqueur is a delicious way to add a touch of sweetness to any cocktail. If you're looking for a delicious chocolate liqueur to enjoy, here are three brands that are sure to please.
Bicerin Italian Chocolate Liqueur is made with dark chocolate, milk, and coffee. The result is a rich and creamy liqueur that is perfect for enjoying on its own or using in cocktails.
Godiva Chocolate Liqueur is made with Belgian chocolate and has a smooth, velvety texture. It's perfect for sipping slowly or mixing into your favorite desserts.
Marie Brizard Chocolat Royal Liqueur
Marie Brizard Choco is made with Haitian cocoa beans and has a deep, intense flavor. It's perfect for savoring on its own or using in cocktails.
Whatever your preference, one of these delicious chocolate liqueurs is sure to hit the spot.
Not a chocolate lover? We recommend Absolut Vanilia vanilla vodka!
Recommended Chocolate Bitters Brands
If you're looking to add a little something special to your dessert cocktails, here are three bitters brands that are sure to please.
Angostura Cocoa Bitters
Angostura Cocoa Bitters is a versatile bitters that can be used in a variety of cocktails. It has a rich chocolate flavor with hints of spice, making it perfect for adding depth to a drink.
Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters
Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters is another excellent choice for adding chocolate flavor to cocktails. It has a slightly bitter edge that pairs well with the sweetness of chocolate.
Scrappy's Bitters Chocolate Bitters
Scrappy's Bitters is a great option for those who want a more intense chocolate flavor in their drinks. This bitters is made with cacao nibs, giving them a deep, dark flavor that is perfect for adding complexity to cocktails.
Whichever brand you choose, you're sure to up your chocolate cocktail recipes game.
Recommended Orange Bitters Brands
Here are three of the best Orange Bitters brands on the market:
Angostura Orange Bitters
Angostura Orange Bitters is a classic brand that has been around since the1820s. Angostura Bitters is made with a variety of different spices, including cardamom, pimento berry, and lemon. Orange Bitters adds a bittersweet flavor to cocktails, making it perfect for classics like the Old Fashioned.
Scrappy's Orange Bitters
Scrappy's Orange Bitters is another great option for cocktails. Scrappy's Bitters is handmade in Seattle using fresh fruits and herbs. The Orange Bitters have a bright citrus flavor that is perfect for adding a touch of sweetness to drinks.
Regan's Orange Bitters No. 6
Regan's Orange Bitters No. 6 is a high-quality option for bartenders looking for the perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness in their cocktails. Regan's Orange Bitters is made with real oranges and has a rich flavor that makes it ideal for adding depth to drinks.
So, no matter what your preference, one of these three Orange Bitters brands is sure to be a good fit for you.
There you have it, all about s'mores and how to make the S'mores Cocktail! Whether you're making our S'mores Cocktail or your own s'mores martinis, cheers to a sweet and memorable National S'mores Day celebration.