Accidentally Delicious: Bourbon & Roasted Marshmallows

I just had the happiest of accidents!  Every once in a while I stumble upon a wine (or general booze) pairing that’s not just good . . . it blows my mind.  And I would be remiss if I didn’t share the joy with you.

A couple of weeks ago, I was enjoying a lovely glass of after-dinner bourbon (Jim Beam Devil’s Cut) at my brother’s house.  And yes, I drink my bourbon over ice.  I love the flavors that develop as the ice melts.  That, and drinking bourbon neat just tastes like fire.  Anyway, we were sitting outside and the kids asked if they could roast marshmallows over the leftover charcoals.  I actually like roasting marshmallows, but over charcoals, not fire.  Fire is temperamental, and it’s too too easy to end up with Cajun marshmallows.

How’s that for a roasted marshmallow?  I popped it into my mouth, and chased it with a sip of bourbon.  My next thought:  Holy Wow!  And then I may or may not have eaten another 5 marshmallows.  But marshmallows are fat-free, so they’re practically health food.

Have you ever tried bourbon and roasted marshmallows?  If you haven’t . . . give it a whirl and let me know what you think.



  1. I am glad to hear this: kahlua and roasted marshmallows on the other hand are a huge mistake! A friend of mine and I tried this because she found it on Pinterest as a great adult camping treat. Some treat! I’m thinking whoever suggested this had a few too many to begin with and after a couple of cocktails around the fire thought “hey! After we roast this marshmallow let’s poke a hole to make it like a shooter glass then pour Kahlua in it and pop it in our mouths!” That was just a Pinterest idea gone wrong I’m tellin ya. Now Bourbon on the other hand just might make it a nice camping treat. I’ll have to make sure I have some next time I had out to my friend’s house…


  2. Great idea that I may try in the future. Of course sippin’ Bourbon is an acquired taste and I do prefer it in a Snifter so that I can appreciate the nose all evening. Try it that way, next time instead of in a tumbler, and if it still has too much heat, one cube should do it.


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