When it comes to campfire concocted desserts, s’mores are king of the hill. Not only because they are fun to make and feature chocolate... okay, maybe that’s it. That is why they’re so popular. We’d be remiss however if we didn’t admit that traditional s’mores are starting to show their age and have been for some time now.
That’s why we teamed up with long-time Advanced Primate ambassador and creative genius Kelly Barker to help reinvent this classic fire-side treat.
How did Kelly help us with that? Simple, we proclaimed "it's missing something" and then she created. The result was the wonderful addition of whiskey to the s'more core team. Not just any old whiskey either, but whiskey with some chef inspired flavor. Enter locally crafted Grit Ground Game Daywalker, recently released by Grit American Cuisine based in Eagle, ID and produced by 8 Feathers Distillery (also Idaho). Ground Game is aged for two years in uncharred barrels, bringing hints of orange zest and vanilla bean. When applied to marshmallows via ten-minute soak in your favorite camping mug, the result is serendipity. Introducing the Daywalker Backcountry S’more.
- Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Crackers
- Endangered Species Black Panther 88% Cacao Dark Chocolate
- Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows
- Grit Ground Game Daywalker Whiskey
For added kick: Try adding a few drops of jalapeno juice to the cooked marshmallow before you clamp the sandwich shut.
- Prepare as you would a traditional s'more, but the trick with this recipe is to let the marshmallows catch fire (the whiskey helps with that) and burn for a few seconds. This helps crystallize the alcohol around the outside of the marshmallow, bringing the orange and vanilla flavoring to the forefront. Your finished marshmallow should be mostly blackened.
Stick one together the next time you’re near the fire and let us know what you think.