When autumn hits, one of my favorite activities is to sit around a bonfire with a nice glass of red wine and roast some marshmallows for s’mores. While it may seem like an unlikely pairing, I’m here to tell you that Cabernet Sauvignon oddly complements the sugary treat.
Apparently, I am not the only one who has thought to combine marshmallows with an adult beverage — in fact, The Naked Marshmallow Co. makes alcohol-infused marshmallows. Their creative flavors make my simple Cabernet-and-s’mores combo seem like mere child’s play: Elderflower & London Gin, Espresso Martini and Raspberry & Prosecco.
The company even sells dipping kits that pair the marshmallows with delicious sauces for dipping.
The ingenious marshmallow treats contain less than three percent alcohol, so it’s unlikely you’ll get tipsy, even if you binge on more than a few s’mores (hey, no judgment!).
Still, I could see the snack being the inspiration for some pretty sweet cocktails to complement them. Raspberry prosecco garnished with a boozy marshmallow, anyone?
Before you go running for your credit card to place an order for these heavenly-sounding treats, there is a little problem. The company is based in England, and it doesn’t seem like there are currently any options for shipping the marshmallows to the United States.
I know. Sometimes life is so unfair. But don’t worry. There is another option!
The blogger behind La Mia Dolce Vita (My Sweet Life) shared her own recipe for homemade boozy marshmallows, and it sounds delicious.
Hers include rum, peach schnapps and strawberry puree, and are made to be eaten on their own—though can you imagine how delicious these would be dropped into a mug of hot chocolate?
Of course, if you need some inspiration for spiking your hot chocolate, check out these sinfully delicious boozy hot chocolate recipes you’ll want to try ASAP.
If marshmallows just aren’t your thing, but you do like the idea of combining alcohol and tasty treats, plenty more products in this genre exist—everything from champagne gummy bears to wine ice cream to Jack and Coke Popsicles.