Thursday, August 2, 2012

Thursty Thursdays - Toasted Marshmallow Cocktail

credit: La Petite Gigi
I consider myself a classy broad. The words "bistro," "patisserie," and "boulangerie" always draw me in quicker than "pub," "shack," and my all-time favorite, "pit." However, I'm not a snob. No, in fact, I'm a pretty down-for-whatever type of chick. This was proven last weekend as I accompanied my sister on an impromptu foodie field trip to Bigfoot Lodge in Los Feliz. It was her second time and she couldn't stop raving about the inventive yet uncomplicated cocktails on the extensive menu (I hear the Culver City location has a longer list). I was more concerned with everything that comes with a lodge-type ambiance: mullets, lumberjacks, a potpourri of LA's most precarious patrons. I was wrong.

Known for their vast selection of bourbon, it was hard not to risk the coma that would have no doubt incapacitated me had I ordered off of the intimidating menu. Instead, I decided to indulge my sweet tooth and childlike curiosity by ordering the Toasted Marshmallow, a Bigfoot Lodge specialty. A potent yet surprisingly smooth mix of the creamiest liqueurs ever produced made me a very happy camper. The kicker? The bartender impaled a fluffy marshmallow and set it on fire, allowing it to crackle, burn, and boil into toasted perfection. I judged everyone at the bar who didn't finish their marshmallow. How could you leave that treat untouched? Go to Bigfoot Lodge. Try the Toasted Marshmallow cocktail. Eat the marshmallow. Try to walk out of the bar in a straight line. Or make it at home. Do I smell a backyard outdoor movie night coming up? Recipe below!

credit: La Petite Gigi


Bigfoot Lodge Toasted Marshmallow Cocktail [adapted from this recipe]


Serves 1

> 1 oz vanilla vodka
> 1 oz butterscotch schnapps
> 1 oz Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
> 1 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
> 1 marshmallow
> Kitchen torch

> Combine vodka, butterscotch schnapps, Frangelico, and Bailey's in a cocktail shaker with several ice cubes.
> Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.
> Toast marshmallow, place on skewer, light it up (blow it out)!

credit: La Petite Gigi

credit: La Petite Gigi

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