Campfire Old Fashioned

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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.

3 Comments

  1. 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.

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    1. 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.

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