Aspen Times Weekly Libation: S’more Sips
* S’mores Martini: Dip the rim of a martini glass in a shallow dish of chocolate syrup, then in a dish of graham cracker crumbs. Combine 1 oz (each) marshmallow vodka, chocolate liqueur and cream in a martini shaker with ice. Pour into glass and garnish with toasted marshmallow.
* Marshmallow Sippers: Toast marshmallows. Cool completely. Scoop out center with a melon baller, scooping only halfway down. Fill with Irish Cream Liqueur or Coffee Liqueur.
* Marshmallow Dippers:Dip toasted marshmallows in a cup of Irish Cream Liqueur or Coffee Liqueur.
* S’mores Hot Cocoa: Prepare hot chocolate. Add 1 oz. marshmallow vodka and 1 ounce hazelnut liqueur. Top with toasted marshmallows.
In honor of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, we thought it the right time to share our favorite drinks for imbibing in the wild because, let’s be honest, while some food items are just too heavy to justify carrying in your pack, booze is never on that list. A few to try: Backcountry Mai Tai (Tang, snow, dark rum); Bailey’s and anything (coffee, hot chocolate, straight-up, to name a few); and for you wine-lovers, buy a box of your favorite juice, ditch the cardboard and just bring the bag (insider tip: when you drain the last drop, blow up the bag and use as a pillow). And if you’re car camping, the sky’s the limit. Seriously, many campgrounds include electricity, so throw the blender in the backseat and mix up just about any libation you like. Of course there is always that one camping cocktail that rises above. On a recent trip of mine it was the Marshmallow Sipper; a little online research turned up a few other other marshmallow-inspired adult camping treats worth giving a try.
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