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Happy National Rocky Road Day



Rocky Road ice cream (known also as Heavenly Hash - especially in Britain and Canada) was created by William Dreyer in 1929. Inspired by a chocolate, marshmallow and nut candy bar, Mr. Dreyer sat down and took his wife's sewing scissors to some marshmallows, added some walnuts and tossed them into chocolate ice cream. At some later point almonds were substituted for the walnuts. It wasn't until after the Wall Street Crash of the same year that Mr. Dreyer named the ice cream "rocky road".

Here I've taken those same classic flavors of chocolate, marshmallow and almonds and turned a depression inspired treat into a twenty-first century cocktail for a truly interesting dessert drink.


The
ROCKY ROAD
MARTINI


INGREDIENTS

1 Oz. Dark Chocolate Liqueur
1 Oz. Marshmallow Vodka
1/4 Oz. Amaretto
1 Oz. Chocolate Milk
Dash of Sea Salt

Garnish:  Crushed Almond Rim, Mini Marshmallows

DIRECTIONS
Dip your glass rim in some of the chocolate Liqueur then into the crushed nuts.
Chill glass in the freezer.
Add the ingredients to an ice filled cocktail shaker and shake until well chilled.
Strain into your chilled glass then garnish with mini marshmallows.
Serve with a small tea light so your guests can roast their tiny marshmallows.

June 2nd is National Rocky Road Day.


Updated 6-2019
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