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Best Movie Night Christmas S’mores Martini Recipe

Jarrod, aka @diycocktailguy is showing us how to indulge in a festive Christmas Eve with a delectable S’mores Martini — perfect for a cosy movie night in.

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Why you will love this cocktail: bringing back campfire nostalgia

Cast yourself back to summers spent huddled around a roaring campfire, marshmallows roasting over an open flame and a clear, starry night sky above. Sounds bliss, right? Now imagine recreating this campfire nostalgia while you’re curled up on the couch with a delish cocktail in hand. Cue the Christmas Eve S’more Martini.


It’s decadent, chocolatey and creamy with just the right amount of crunch; and it’s best served alongside your favourite Christmas movie. “Imagine you’re watching Home Alone or the Grinch, this nice hearty S’mores Martini is definitely going to hit the spot and get you prepped for those holiday flavours,” Jarrod aka @diycocktailguy adds When s’mores come out, it signals the start of summer, so what better way to kick off the silly season at home than with this festive take on the classic espresso martini and a movie night in.

What do you need to prepare for S’mores Martinis?

Cocktail Ingredients:
(serves 1)


30mL or 1oz BLCK Vodka
60mL or 2oz Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
A dash of vanilla extract

Milk chocolate sauce: 

3 rows of milk chocolate 

1 cup milk

To garnish

S’more biscuits, blow-torched marshmallows and hot chocolate powder

Jarrod’s 5 easy steps to making the best Christmas Eve S’mores Martinis


  1. Start by making your chocolate milk. Add 3 rows of your favourite chocolate to a saucepan on the stove with 1 cup of milk. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the chocolate has melted and combined to make a creamy chocolate milk.
  2. While that’s simmering away, grab your crackers of choice and crumble them in a zip-lock bag. If you don’t have a rolling pin, tinned tomatoes or a jar of vegemite will do the trick!
  3. To garnish your glasses, coat the rims in chocolate sauce and then roll the edges in the crushed cracker or biscuit.
  4. To your shaker add: ice, chocolate milk, BLCK Vodka, Baileys, a dash of vanilla essence and then shake, shake, shake! The vanilla is the perfect addition to balance the creamy cocoa of the Baileys.
  5. Pour the martini into your glasses from the shaker. To garnish, sprinkle some hot chocolate on top, torch your marshmallows and voilà—you’re ready to serve!
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Let’s talk garnishes: how to toast marshmallows with a culinary torch

While s’mores are a more recent sweet treat to hit Australian shores, this widely-adored biscuit has long been an American summertime classic. In fact, the first recipe can be traced all the way back to a Girl Scouts guidebook from 1927. Here, the biscuit was given its name by hungry girl scouts in search of some more after their campfire dinner. Over time, some more became s’more, and as they say, the rest is history.


The good news is, you don’t need to go all out with a fire to recreate the gooey goodness of campfire marshmallows. A culinary torch, also known as a blow torch, is your best ticket to a soft centre and a crispy, charred outer layer. It’s most commonly used to perfect the crunchy, caramelised sugar on top of crème brûlée, but it can also be a great tool to take your culinary adventures to new heights, including s’mores. Before you get started on torching your marshmallows for your garnish, make sure you’re working on a fire-safe surface and you’ve cleared your working bench space from any flammable items before you fire up the blow torch.

How to toast marshmallows without a culinary torch

While a culinary torch does come in handy, it’s not essential for Jarrod’s Christmas Eve S’mores Martini recipe. You can toast the marshmallows by either rotating them over a stovetop or lining them in a baking tray and placing them under the grill. Keep a close eye on them as the grill works quickly, but this is a fuss-free way to toast multiple at once — a real lifesaver if you’re whipping up S’mores Martinis for the whole family or making extra s’mores for movie night snacks on the side.

Sure-fire tips to make your movie night-in go off without a hitch:

  1. Choosing the right vodka. Vodka is one of, if not the most versatile spirit that you’ll keep coming back to all summer long, so it pays to stock up early in the season. Locally produced right here in Victoria, distilled 5 times and charcoal filtered, BLCK Vodka is such as great value vodka”, Jarrod says. We’ve also done the legwork for you and dished on some of our other top vodka recommendations, so make sure you get up to speed with our go-to picks before silly season gets in full swing.
  2. Putting leftovers to good use. You’ve shaken a few rounds of the S’more Martinis and it’s time to call it a night. Now, what to do with leftover liquor? We already know vodka is a versatile spirit that’ll be used in no-time. For leftover Baileys, enjoy it over ice for a Christmas Day nightcap or try our made-to-impress Valentine’s Day Martini recipe for when February rolls around. As for any leftover s’mores, put them on a plate and leave them out for Santa!

Last but not least, what are easy substitutions for this martini recipe?

Between the marshmallows, graham crackers and hot chocolate, the garnishes of the S’more Martini bring the decadent ‘wow’ factor, but this 8-ingredient cocktail is easier than it looks. It also gives you the leeway to mix, swap out and substitute ingredients. To go lighter on the dairy, opt for your favourite dark chocolate and oat or almond milk. If you’re going by the book, an authentic American s’mores recipe calls for graham crackers as the crunchy element. But if you can’t find these in your local supermarket, Arnott’s Milk Arrowroots are a great Aussie alternative. 

The best part of all? With no espresso in sight, everyone gets their beauty sleep the night before Christmas. Now that you’ve got your Christmas Eve cocktail sorted, it’s time to think about Christmas Day — and we’ve got just the fuss-free, fruity sangria recipe by Jarrod @diycocktailguy for you!

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