This year, it’s the Spooky S’mores Martini, which by accident (ok, not by accident) turned into a FLAMING martini. We garnished them with Halloween-themed Peeps.
I mean, when you garnish something with a giant marshmallow, you kind of have to light it up. (If you know me, you know how I love fire. <3) The sugar-coated Peeps don’t burn quite as well as your average, run-of-the-mill marshmallow, but I’ll take it for the drama alone. Improvise as you will!
Spooky S’mores Martini
2 ounces vanilla vodka
2 ounces chocolate liqueur or cream de cacao
2 ounces Irish cream
2 ounces whipping cream
2 – 3 Tablespoons chocolate syrup or hot fudge
Crushed graham crackers
2 Halloween Peeps (or other large marshmallow)
Rim the glasses
Grab your martini glasses. Drizzle the chocolate syrup or hot fudge along the rim. Roll in crushed graham crackers to coat.
Cut your garnish
Cut a diagonal slit in your Peeps or marshmallows. Set aside.
Shake up your cocktail
Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice. Toss in the vodka, chocolate liqueur / cream de cacao, Irish cream, and whipping cream. Cap and shake vigorously. Strain into your prepared glasses.
Light ’em up
If you’re so inclined, hit the marshmallows with a torch or lit match to crisp them up for a few seconds. Caution: Be sure to blow the fire out before it comes remotely close to touching the glass.
Serve & enjoy!
Fancy a warmer drink?
Check out our Harvest Pumpkin Steamer, which got some love from NYC’s illustrious Gothamist this week. (Thanks, guys!) We like to spike this hot pumpkin drink with a little spiced rum. Think liquid pumpkin pie.
Stay tuned for more Halloween madness from Salem, MA!
We’re super excited for the big annual party here in Salem tomorrow night. We’ll be out in force with our cameras so we can share the revelry with you guys. In the meanwhile, take a peek at what it’s like here in town.