Cozy up next to the fire or curl up on the couch with this cozy Campfire Cocktail. Made with simple ingredients like Jack Daniels, vanilla Kahlua, half and half, melted chocolate, and graham crackers, this decadent dessert cocktail will put all your other cocktail recipes to shame. 

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We're all about making a cozy cocktail on a chilly day when all we want to do is curl up by the fire with the ones we love. From a smoked old fashioned to an apple cider margarita, there's nothing like a delicious cocktail to keep you warm. For this recipe, we're crafting a Campfire Cocktail, aka a White Russian with whiskey. Whether enjoying this drink on a warm summer night in the great outdoors or enjoying the warm flavor snuggled under blankets, you can't go wrong with this delicious drink. 

What Is a Campfire Cocktail?

A Campfire Cocktail is just as smoky and delicious as it sounds. First, we mix the whiskey, Kahlua, and half and half in a cocktail shaker. Then, we make a chocolate rim by melting the chocolate and adding crushed graham crackers. Lastly, we pour the cocktail into the chocolate-rimmed glass and enjoy every rich, creamy sip. No need for a smoky fire pit to cure your sweet tooth when you have this great recipe at your fingertips!

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What You Need to Make a Campfire Cocktail

  • Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey – Or your favorite whiskey with a sweet flavor profile. 
  • Vanilla Kahlua – Regular Kahlua works too. 
  • Half and Half
  • Chocolate – For melting and lining the glass. 
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs – For lining the glass.

How to Make a Campfire Cocktail

  1. Combine the Tennessee Honey, Kahlua, half and half in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until cold.
  2. Melt the chocolate and spread it onto a shallow plate. Swivel the rim of the glass in the melted chocolate to get a nice thick coat. Allow to set for 5 to 10 seconds, then sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs.
  3. Strain the cocktail in the prepared glasses over ice cubes.

Expert Tips

  • Add some maple syrup or simple syrup if you prefer a sweeter cocktail.
  • Add a toasted marshmallow on top of the drink for a smokey twist!
  • Drizzle some chocolate syrup or marshmallow syrup on top for extra sweetness!
  • Top with a sprinkle of chocolate bitters for the perfect overall experience. 
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What to Serve With a Campfire Cocktail

You can enjoy these delightful drinks on their own or pair them with smoky dishes like smoked chicken or smoked BBQ shepherd's pie! If you're having a night in with friends or family, make a dessert bar and serve your cocktails with coffee cake, cherry crisp, and smoked brownies!

Recipe FAQs

What if I don't have Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey?

No worries! You can use any kind of whiskey you prefer and add 1 part honey for 3 parts regular Jack Daniels. Another option is to use a honey bourbon for a similar flavor profile. 

Can I use heavy cream instead of half and half?

Yes! Just use a splash so you don't overpower your cocktail with too much creaminess (if there is such a thing)!

Can I substitute the Kahlua in this recipe?

Absolutely! You can swap out the Kahlua for another kind of coffee liqueur you prefer, like Frangelico, Kamora, or Tia Maria. Or, if you want to reduce the alcohol content, you can substitute instant coffee for Kahlua. 

Can I make a non-alcoholic Campfire Cocktail?

If you want to indulge in this tasty treat but don't want or can't have alcohol, try making the mocktail version! All you need is some vanilla cream soda, coffee flavored syrup or coffee, and some half and half, whole milk, or heavy cream to top it off! 

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More Cozy Cocktail Recipes to Try

Whether enjoying this cocktail over an open flame on your next camping trip or when you just want to unwind after a long day, this is the perfect drink for any occasion! Take your cocktail recipes to the next level and impress your friends and family with a unique flavor profile that will win over even the snobbiest cocktail enthusiasts! What better way to cap off the end of the day than with a classic cocktail that basically tastes like dessert?! Also, please rate the recipe card and leave a comment below to help out the next reader!

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Campfire Cocktail Recipe

Our campfire cocktail is a harmonious blend of premium spirits, aromatic ingredients, and a touch of smokiness. Immerse yourself in the captivating flavors and embrace the enchantment of outdoor gatherings.
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Cocktail Recipes
American
Author: Kita Roberts
3 minutes
Serves: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey
  • 1 oz Vanilla Kahlua
  • 2 oz half and half
  • chocolate - melted
  • graham cracker crumbs

Instructions

  • Combine the Tennessee Honey, Kahlua, half and half in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until cold.
  • Melt the chocolate and spread onto a shallow plate.
  • Swivel the rim of the glass in the melted chocolate to get a nice thick coat.
  • Allow to set for 5 to 10 seconds, then sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs.
  • Strain the cocktail in the prepared glasses over ice.

Notes

  • Add some maple syrup or simple syrup if you prefer a sweeter cocktail.
  • Add a toasted marshmallow on top of the drink for a smokey twist!
  • Drizzle some chocolate syrup or marshmallow syrup on top for extra sweetness!
  • Top with a sprinkle of chocolate bitters for the perfect overall experience. 
Adapted from Cosmo Magazine

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 567kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g

Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.

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5 Comments

  1. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Hello holiday cocktails! I love the look (and sound!) of this beauty.

  2. Liz @ Floating Kitchen says:

    This looks amazing! So cozy. I love it and the presentation is perfect! Happy Friday!

  3. Cookin Canuck says:

    What a great idea to use cookie crumbs for the rim! I'd happily curl up with one of these cocktails.

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