6.13.2013

Fluffernutter Cocktail


I'm always looking for a new cocktail to try.  And no, I'm not a lush.  I'm just a working mom with three kids (one of whom is a teenager and the others are girls), a dog, a house, and the normal stresses anyone else has.  In order to not let the raging lunatic out (very often), I have a cocktail now and again.


If you've never had a fluffernutter sandwich, it's amazing.  Basically, it's peanut butter and marshmallow fluff between two slices of bread, usually white.  It's history is fairly interesting. Around 1913, Emma Curtis invented Snowflake Marshmallow Creme in Massachusetts.  During World War I, she published a little recipe booklet that included a sandwich of peanut butter and marshmallow creme.  Every year there's a festival in Mass called What the Fluff? which is all about the marshmallow fluff love.


If you ever watch the Classy Ladies on Cooking Channel, you may have seen their cocktail for a Nutterfluffer Cocktail, although I'm not sure why they call it that.  Maybe they had one too many of these sweet dessert-like concoctions.  Anyway, it's damn good.  Garnish with a toasted marshmallow or seven.


Fluffernutter Cocktail
Makes 2 cocktails

Cocktail:
3 oz. marshmallow vodka
1-1/2 oz. hazelnut liqueur (such as Frangelico)
1-1/2 oz. peanut butter syrup (see below)
Marshmallows, for garnish (optional)

Peanut Butter Syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup peanut butter

Make the syrup:  In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the sugar, water, and peanut butter.  Whisk until combined and no sugar granules remain.  Set aside to thicken and cool.

Make the drink:  In a shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, liqueur, and peanut butter simple syrup.  Shake and pour.  Garnish with marshmallow perched on rim.



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Incredible pictures - I have never heard of marshmallow vodka though... Looks amazing!

Shannon Marie said...

Thanks! I think I've seen two makers of marshmallow vodka - Smirnoff and Pinnacle. It's delicious. You can also make your own, although I've not tried that yet. You can put marshmallows in plain vodka an leave it overnight and the marshmallows disintegrate into nothingness. Sounds awesome, no?

Julie Horen said...

I love this! Come to Colorado so we can enjoy.