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S’mores and homemade flavored vodka!

Sometimes, all you need is a few simple ingredients to make a wonderful snack. A gas stove is great to roast marshmallows over while making s’mores and that’s just what a friend and I did one night after a stressful day at work.

It’s so easy and can bring so much happiness. These pictures are making me drool as I’m writing this, so I hope they are doing the same for you! Sometimes it’s best to make something simple and delectable that can bring a lot of happiness to your taste buds.

Now it’s time to shift gears from a great snack to a great drink! I like to get creative with alcoholic beverages and sometimes regret the fact that I have never been a bartender. I think it would be an interesting profession for a period of time because I’d be able to use my creative energy and talk to a lot of different people in the process. Maybe someday I’ll go to bartending school just for kicks if I have some extra time.

When I was in college, I’d mix up drinks for my friends and I using whatever ingredients us poor college students had on hand. There was the drink with gin and iced tea, the signature drink I created for our apartment, as well as many others.

Several weekends ago, a friend of mine came to visit and we somehow came up with the idea to make our own bubble gum vodka. “Three Olives” makes a flavor called bubble, which goes well mixed with sprite. It’s so close in flavor to actual bubble gum that it makes me want to blow a bubble! We attempted to recreate it by soaking “dubble bubble” brand bubble gum in vodka and it came out really well. I was so intrigued by the idea that I started dreaming up other vodka infusions. My friend and I also soaked some gummy bears in vodka. Below is a photo of the soaking vodkas:

After the vodka was infused, of course I had to make a tasty concoction! First, I wet the rim of my martini glass and covered it in rainbow sprinkles because well, I like rainbows! I also haven’t really seen drinks at bars decorated with rainbow sprinkles, so I thought, why not?! I mixed the gummy bear vodka with some pomegranate blueberry juice and a little bit of sparkling white grape juice for a tasty adult beverage! It was slightly sweet, fruity, and was reminiscent of gummy bears! See for yourself:

These infusions are an easy way to add extra flavor to a drink. That same friend of mine made some pomegranate lime vodka that was very tasty. Another friend of mine mentioned infusing fresh herbs, such as mint, basil, or rosemary in liquor. Just be creative if you want to infuse your alcohol: you can do lime and lime zest in tequila, mint in rum, or any other creation you can think of. Cheers!