Holiday Cocktail: S’mores White Russian

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When I surveyed my Instagram community and asked them what was one treat that they love to eat during the holiday and Winter season, I got quite a few delectable treats mentioned, but one that repeated over and over again was a s’more. The s’more is one of those kid and adult-friendly sweet treats that you love making around the campfire, and enjoy eating as the chocolate and marshmallow melt in your mouth. So as I was brainstorming on another holiday cocktail that would be a perfect dessert drink during the holiday season, I came up with the S’mores White Russian.

I have quite a few friends that love the White Russian. One of my closest friends states that it is her favorite cocktail – period. She is actually the person that got me into drinking this cocktail. And though I do enjoy having one, I have always wanted to have a little more to it. Each time that I had a White Russian, I always thought that it could use a little more sweetness to it. Many people I know like to add vanilla syrup or a few dashes of cinnamon and though it made a difference, I didn’t feel that for a holiday cocktail that it would suffice. There needed to be a little bit more to it so that when you saw it and when you drank it, you knew that it was a cocktail for Christmas.

This S’mores White Russian is just the right amount of creamy and just the right amount of sweet. And the roasted marshmallow is just like having the cherry on top of a wonderful Sunday. My tip on serving this drink would be to serve it at a late-night holiday or Winter gathering as a dessert cocktail. The cocktail itself is actually pretty easy to make and it can be premade in batches if you choose to. I prefer to make each of these individually because you’ll avoid a lot of the flavor resting at the bottom, but if you are looking to do anything to pre-make this holiday cocktail then prepping the glasses ahead of time is one that I recommend.

You can prep the glasses for the cocktail by simply taking chocolate syrup and drizzling it inside the glass. To make the syrup stick, place your glasses in a freezer and then take the glasses out about 15 minutes prior to making the cocktails. The chilled chocolate in the glass will actually make the flavor last and mix in the rest of the cocktail very well. When I served this holiday cocktail at one of my holiday parties, this s’mores cocktail and the Cranberry Moscato were both big hits so be prepared to keep making them over it over again.

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S’mores White Russian

  • Author: Iesha Vincent
  • Total Time: 5 minutes


This S’mores White Russian is a delicious combination of a White Russian and a s’mores. The creamy mixture is something that you’ll want to keep making over and over this Fall and Winter.



For the rim:

  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon crushed graham crackers or cinnamon sugar

For the cocktail:

  • chocolate syrup
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 cup Bailey’s Original
  • whole milk
  • marshmallow
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


For the rim:

  1. In two separate plates, add simple syrup and crushed graham crackers or cinnamon sugar.
  2. Dip the rim of the glass into the simple syrup. Shake off any excess.
  3. Dip rim of the glass into the crushed graham crackers or cinnamon sugar and spin glass to coat evenly. Shake off any excess.
  4. Let the glass dry for at least one minute.

For cocktail:

  1. Drizzle chocolate syrup into the cocktail glass – turning the glass in various directions to coat sides as much as wanted.
  2. Add vodka in the glass.
  3. Add in Bailey’s.
  4. Top with whole milk and stir. Avoid touching the side of the glass so as to not smear chocolate. Chocolate will mix in as stirring.
  5. Roast a marshmallow and place it at the top of the drink.
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon on top of the drink.
  7. Serve.
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Cocktail


  • Serving Size: 1

Keywords: White Russian, holiday cocktail, cocktail, s’mores


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