Recipe Redo: Elizabeth Karmel’s PB & J S’mores, Now in Convenient Cocktail Form

02/06/2014 at 04:47 PM ET

Alie & Georgia Peanut Butter S'mores Cocktail
Courtesy Alie & Georgia

Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, a.k.a. Alie & Georgia, host Cooking Channel food-travel series Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia. Visit every Thursday for their playful spins on celebrity recipes, cocktails, entertaining ideas—and, of course, lots of laughs!

When Elizabeth Karmel, executive chef at New York’s Hill Country Barbecue, shares a campfire dessert, it’s nearly impossible to top it. Known as a barbecue expert and grill guru, this woman can make the most rustic cowboy food taste and look elegant.

Her Peanut Butter & Jelly S'mores call for tart, sweet fruit preserves, some nutty PB and a little chocolate ganache. And it’s the perfect twist on a dessert we’ve all had since we were kids.

But one thing we haven’t had since we were kids? Cocktails. (At least we hope that’s the case with everyone.)

So as a nod to Ms. Karmel, we took her PB & J s’mores recipe and turned it into a PB & MCRV: a peanut butter marshmallow chocolate raspberry vodka. Yep. We just made all your dreams come true.

We started with a basic hot chocolate recipe—you can use Jacque Torres’s flawless technique or go with a just-add-water-packet. We’re not judging.

Add some peanut butter simple syrup to a little raspberry vodka, top with marshmallows and you won’t care that that ol’ Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog just predicted six more weeks of winter. Bikini season can wait.

Alie & Georgia’s Peanut Butter Marshmallow Chocolate Raspberry Vodka Cocktail
Makes 1

1½ oz. raspberry vodka
2 tbsp. peanut butter simple syrup (recipe below)
8 oz. hot chocolate
Handful of mini-marshmallows

In a mug, whisk the raspberry vodka and 2 tbsp. peanut butter simple syrup. Pour hot chocolate over, stir and top with marshmallows. Rejoice.

Peanut Butter Simple Syrup

½ cup water
½ cup sugar
½ cup smooth peanut butter

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine all ingredients and whisk until the sugar and peanut butter dissolves and the syrup is smooth. Pour into a jar and let cool. Extra syrup can be stored in an airtight container.

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Marcin on

I would like to recommend great liqueur

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book, you realize there’s so much more to this book than anyone could have ever told you.

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