Recipe: Campfire Old Fashioned (serves one)
- 2 oz. rye
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 2 dashes chocolate bitters
- 1 large marshmallow
Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into ice-filled Old Fashioned glass. Lightly toast the marshmallow, spear it with a cocktail pick, and place it on top of the glass.
We had a Campfire Old Fashioned for the first time at Saint & Second in the happening Belmont Shore neighborhood of Long Beach. Some mixologists might try to assemble a recipe that captures the essence of a toasted marshmallow, but this cocktail takes a simple and fun approach: include the marshmallow with the drink.
Our version uses maple syrup to enhance that out-in-the-woods feeling. The chocolate bitters (we used Scrappy’s brand) round out the classic s’mores flavor combination.
This is such a beautiful and simplistic recipe, I love it so much! Definitely one to save and try at home.
I made my own cocktail called “Old Fashioned Campfire” before finding this recipe. I use lapsang souchong infused Jim Beam Black and lapsang souchong simple syrup, with Fee Brothers Black Walnut bitters and Frostbite hot sauce.
That sounds really good! We’ve never had lapsang souchong, and adding the hot sauce makes it really different. We’ll have to try it! We’re ordering the frostbite hot sauce now; we’ve never white hot sauce before.