The Birth of a Cocktail (with recipe, of course!)

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Yum!

Somehow over the course of a couple of days, we got from this:

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To this:

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Well… I blame Rebecca, who said this:

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See… On Sunday, my birthday, the kids presented me with a homemade marshmallow “shooter.” They made some for themselves too. After the kids went to bed, we adults tried them out. I have to admit they are fun. The photo (above) on Facebook was proof.

Rebecca glanced at my caption before looking at the photo and thought I was talking about some kind of mixed drink. I saw her comment and thought, why shouldn’t there be a drink too? So, I mused on it a little, and chatted with my friend Stacy and bought some supplies… And last night we experimented a little coming up with…

The Marshmallow Shooter

Ingredients
Bourbon
Marshmallows
1/2 c. Chocolate Chips
2 Graham Crackers (crushed)
Shot glasses

Crush the graham crackers (we did it by hand)
Melt the chocolate chips (we did it in the microwave)

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Dip the shot glass in the chocolate (I was pretty generous with the chocolate), and then coat with graham cracker crumbs. Toast your marshmallows. (We didn’t have a fire or hot coals, we used a candle, which doesn’t really toast the marshmallow–but it got the edges crispy. I think it’s better that the inside of the marshmallow is not melted).

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Fill your shot glass with bourbon.

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Put the marshmallow into the glass and let it soak for a minute. Take a bite of bourbon-soaked marshmallow, and then a sip of burbon with the coated rim. Enjoy! (Warning: This type of deliciousness has been known to lead to repeat consumption, and even rare cases of ukulele playing.)

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  • http://twitter.com/Knitsib Knitsib

    This is the most insane cocktail ever. Of course I adore it. 

  • http://www.thehookandi.com plainsight

    Thanks! We felt pretty insane creating it, which was half the fun. Will reprise them for sure at our cottage in Wisconsin later this summer.

  • Rebecca-roberts

    I am so honored to have inspired a gooey fireside drink.  Quite possibly my proudest accomplishment this summer : ) 

  • http://www.thehookandi.com plainsight

    Hope to share one with you sometime, Rebecca!

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