Toasted Marshmallow CocktailLast night I saw a tweet from someone drinking at the Bigfoot Lodge in Los Angeles. I did a quick search and made my way to their website – under drinks were fun sounding drinks like Girl Scout Cookie, Dudley Do-Right, Sasquatch, Smokey’s Moonshine and the Toasted Marshmallow.

I remember summer Sunday nights back in Nova Scotia when my extended family of uncles, aunts and cousins would gather at a place nicknamed the Ponderosa. The Ponderosa was simply a camp on a dirt road, but it was surrounded by fields and trails through the woods. At the center of the property was a campfire pit surrounded by benches where everyone would gather to sing Kumbaya, the Cat Came Back and other campfire favorites. We’d cut our own cooking sticks, then roast wieners as the main course and marshmallows as dessert.

The scars from burned lips and mouth roofs have long since healed but the taste of scalding hot fire-toasted marshmallow takes me back there even today. Now, I can’t say the drink tastes much like a toasted marshmallow, but it hardly matters when it tastes this good.


  • 1 oz frangelico
  • 1 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz baileys irish cream
  • 1 oz butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 marshmallow
  • fire!

Preparation Combine the frangelico, vodka, baileys and butterscotch schnapps in a cocktail shaker with several ice cubes. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Toast a marshmallow, your method is up to you. A crackling campfire works the best, but a lighter works too.

I didn’t realize til this morning that the reason I was hearing crickets all night was I had left the Bigfoot Lodge web site open. It was just like the old days of sleeping out in the backyard. Cheers!

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