11.30.2016

The Campfire Cocktail: A Festive Holiday Libation

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As I mentioned yesterday, for the past several years, TJ and I used to sneak off to Vegas for a night before Christmas. The decorations were always over the top, the weather was brisk, and it just seemed like a fun way to celebrate the year and grab a little alone time before the rush of the holiday season. We’d typically wake up early Saturday morning and arrive with enough time to enjoy a full day and night. One of the activities that was always on the top of my list was ice skating on top of The Cosmopolitan….. they had it set up with fire pits, festive cocktails, and you couldn’t beat the view of the strip. After a few spins around the rink, we’d settle around one of the fire pits for a libation. My favorite was the “Campfire,” which was topped with roasted s’mores and graham cracker crumbs. Pretty much one of the most delicious, and decadent drinks I’ve ever sipped on…..

Last year, since I was pregnant with little miss, I missed out on the festive merriment of enjoying a seasonal drink…. so, I guess I’m making up for lost time with this delicious creation. It’s a much lighter version than my Vegas favorite, but not lacking in the taste department. By using Pressed Juicery’s Spiced Almond Milk (last seen here) you get a punch of flavor without those processed sugars (um, yes please!!). Enjoy this cocktail while decorating your tree, watching your favorite Christmas movie, or while you’re sitting around an outside fire pit with friends. Either way you enjoy it, you’re sure to want seconds (and since it’s made with a non processed almond milk, go ahead, have another!)!

Spiced Almond Milk Fireside Cocktail

1.5 oz Kahlua Liquor
3-3.5 oz of Spiced Almond Milk
1 Graham Crackers (love this gluten free option)
Mini Marshmallows
Cinnamon Sticks
Cinnamon

Directions: Combine the kahula + spiced almond milk in a cocktail shaker to mix (you can also shake it… that’s how TJ preferred it, I prefer mine stirred). In a bag, crush graham crackers until you have finely crushed crumbs, then put onto a plate. Next, line the rim of a cocktail glass with lemon juice (works so much better than water and you can’t taste the lemon). Then turn the glass upside down into the graham cracker mixture to fully coat the rim. Fill the same glass with ice, then pour the mixture in. Place several small marshmallows on a roasting stick and place over the stovetop until roasted to your liking. Garnish the drink with marshmallows, a cinnamon stick, and a few dashes of cinnamon. Sip + enjoy!
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