Everyone with a soul loves roasted marshmallows, and even if you haven't been camping since grade school, we've got an adult version of the classic s'more you'll want to try—marshmallow shot glasses.
When roasted marshmallows cool, they collapse slightly, creating enough room inside for a small shot of booze. Baileys Irish Cream liqueur pairs well with marshmallows given its chocolate notes. If this all sounds like a hot mess waiting to happen, you’re not wrong. Mastering the art of the marshmallow shot is a little tricky. Which is why we tried every method we could find to create one that won’t lead to a #PinterestFail. It may take a few attempts to get the hang of perfectly shaped shotmallows, but that’s all part of the fun—as is destroying the evidence.
What you'll need:
- Normal sized marshmallows
- Metal or wooden skewers
- Wax paper
- Baileys Irish Cream
- A gas stove burner, toaster oven or kitchen torch
- Chocolate and graham crackers (optional)
- Campfire songs (non-optional)
Skewer a marshmallow through one of its ends without poking through the far side. If using thin wooden skewers, use 2-3 sticks grouped together to keep the marshmallow from sliding off as you rotate it.
Roast marshmallow until it is deep golden brown. Careful not to let it ignite. Burnt marshmallows are too brittle to hold liquid (if you blow it out quickly you’re probably fine). If you don’t have gas burners in your kitchen, a toaster oven set on broil is another good option. If you have a kitchen blowtorch, that works too. In our experiments, using cigarette lighters and electric stove tops led to frustration and failure.
When the marshmallow is puffed up and evenly brown, remove from heat and place on a sheet of wax paper, non-skewered side down. Hold the skewer upright for 30 seconds before slowly removing it, pulling straight upward. Removing it too quickly can cause the inside of the marshmallow to pop out, along with its structural integrity. As the marshmallow cools, it will firm up (this takes about five minutes). At this point the top of the marshmallows should have collapsed, leaving a divot that’s practically begging for booze.
Pour Baileys into the marshmallow until it reaches the top, and consume immediately. If you wait a few minutes, it will likely start leaking. Remember to responsibly dispose of your shot glass by throwing the marshmallow into your nearest mouth. #ecowarrior
Try some variations. Different flavors of Baileys work well (salted caramel anyone?), as does marshmallow-flavored vodka, if you're into that sort of thing. Chocolate liqueur makes a very on-the-nose s’more, or you can just go with plain whiskey. If you crave a stronger s'mores flavor, drizzle a thin layer of melted chocolate into the marshmallow before the Baileys, and chase with a graham cracker.