A Cup of Jack


The holidays are an intimate time for us to gather ‘round the tree with family, friends and neighbors. We like to serve up hot chocolate with a dash of bourbon and Frosty perched on top. It’s always an attention grabber, and a seasonal favorite. Reference the list below of items you’ll need to build your snowmen. First, count out 5 pretzel sticks and 3 marshmallows. You can also use small candy canes instead of pretzel sticks, but you will need to break off the hooked ends. With one pretzel, pierce through 3 marshmallows binding them together like a skewer. Using the other 4 pretzel sticks, simply poke in arms and legs. Now add a candy corn for a nose. You may need to slightly melt the end of the candy corn with a lighter so that it sticks to the marshmallow. To trim out the snowmen, use a ready-made squeeze tube of chocolate decorating icing with a small tip. Add eyes, a corner smile line and buttons. Pour your hot coco into mugs, add a douse of your favorite bourbon or liqueur (unleaded for the kiddos) and garnish with a snowman. Enjoy!


  • 1 bag of large marshmallow
  • Pretzel sticks or small candy canes
  • Candy corn
  • Ready-made chocolate decorating icing in a tub (small tip)

Good tidings and blessings to you and yours from Rusty and me!






Rusty Hampton & Buddy Mercer


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