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Boozy Gin and Tonic Homemade Chocolate Truffles: Recipe

Looking for a boozy dessert? Test your tastebuds with these truffles!

If you’re ready to celebrate the best of both worlds of when gin and chocolate finally get to collaborate, we’ve got a boozy dessert ready for you to try!

Brought to us by chef Christian Day, this indulgent truffle recipe sees Warner’s Gin and chocolate mix for a devilish dessert-time delight. Dressed with a sprinkle of lime zest, this homemade Boozy Gin and Tonic Chocolate Truffle recipe is the white meets dark chocolate treat you need.


Duration: 2.5 hours | Difficulty: Easy | Servings: 12


INGREDIENTS:

25mL Warner’s London Dry Gin
200g quality dark chocolate
30g unsalted butter
25mL tonic water
100mL double cream
200g white chocolate
Lime zest

METHOD:

1. In a heat proof bowl, break up the dark chocolate and melt over a pan of simmering water. Alternatively, you can do this in the microwave via a series of 30-second blasts if you prefer, making sure to stir between each blast. Do it too quick and the chocolate will “seize” and be ruined.

2. Next, add the knob of butter and stir in to combine well. Once combined, remove the bowl from over the pan.

3. Slowly add in Warner’s London Dry Gin, tonic water and double cream in separate stages, stirring to combine well. The mixture should be glossy and smooth. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour, or until firm.

4. Once chilled, use a melon baller or teaspoon to scoop out large grape-sized truffles of the chocolate mix and place onto a greaseproof line tray. Do this until all of the mixture is used up. Now roll the truffles between your palms into smooth balls. Place back onto the lined tray. Chill for 30 minutes.

5. Then melt the white chocolate in a suitable bowl using the same method as you used for the dark chocolate.

6. Remove the ball-like chocolate truffles from the fridge, drizzle the melted white chocolate over the individual truffles. Be patient and allow the excess to run off. Place the coated truffles back onto the lined tray.

7. As the white chocolate begins to harden, grate some zest of a lime over each truffle to provide a little burst of flavour and colour.

8. Refrigerate for a final 30 minutes, or until set hard. Enjoy!

Tip: The London Dry Gin can also be swapped out with Warner’s Rhubarb Gin for an overall vibrant chocolate truffle blend.

Looking for some more G&T recipes to try? Here are 5 Creative and Easy Gin and Tonic Cocktail Recipes. And if you need to stock up the bar, these Top 10 Australian Made Botanical Spirits for 2021 will have everything you need!

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