When the festive season is around the corner, and biting cold winds threaten to chill your bones, it is time to curl up on a comfy sofa in front of a fire and warm your spirits with a decadent mug of Baileys Chocolate Orange S’mores Martini. This indulgent drink made from Irish cream and vodka is a blend of two classic traditions, of enjoying s’mores in winter and of sipping on a chic martini, which is sheer cocktail genius.
The origins of the martini can be traced back to the 19th century when it was a gin based drink made by blending the spirit with sweet vermouth and orange bitters. Over time, vodka came to be substituted for gin in many martini recipes and following its popularity as a clandestine cocktail during the Prohibition Era, it quickly became a symbol of cultural elegance and sophistication around the world. The recipe for a stirred or shaken martini underwent many changes too, including the addition of dry vermouth and different garnishes like olives or an onion, with numerous literary and pop culture references.
Chocolate s’mores on the other hand are a campfire staple across America, delightfully sweet when stuffed between two crispy crackers. Mixed with Irish creamy liqueur, sweet chocolate s’mores add a bit of levity to the silky whisky concoction undercutting some of its bitterness and smoky notes.
The Baileys Chocolate S’mores Martini is an indulgent coming together of two very delightful core ingredients and can be made by mixing Irish liqueur with vodka, orange zest, cream and lots of marshmallows. Whisky infused Irish liqueur blended with the subtle taste of vodka and the gooey chocolatey goodness of s’mores will not only warm you against winters but also induce a pleasant buzz.
During winters, indulge in this dessert cocktail by taking a long sip of the vodka and Baileys martini and a bite of sweet marshmallow. You can roast extra s’mores over an open flame and place them on the side to dip in the drink. Another alternative that is a tad more luxe is to introduce vanilla-flavoured vodka into the martini. Mixed with double cream and Irish liqueur, it will reign supreme in your cocktail concoction.
A chocolate s’mores martini is an absolute delight to prepare for any mixology enthusiast but it requires a tad bit of practice. Experiment with the recipe to adjust the proportions according to your preferences and add ingredients like espresso or tequila for tasty variations. Serve the drink in a large mug lined with chocolate syrup for a decadent experience.
Find out below a recipe to make a S’mores Martini, or S’moretini, at your next house party:
Put ice, Baileys, vodka and grated orange peel into a cocktail shaker.
Shake for 30 seconds and then strain into the glass.
Carefully pour the double cream on top, over the back of a spoon.
Thread a large marshmallow onto a wooden skewer and carefully toast over a flame.
Top cocktail with toasted marshmallow.