Everyone needs a treat from time to time and when gin is combined with certain desserts the result can be pure indulgence.
That’s exactly what happened when the makers of Shortcross Gin, Rademon Estate Distillery, decided to create a recipe which infuses gin into a chocolate & orange mousse.
Every bite of this ginny chocolatey delight will take your troubles away and send your taste buds into overdrive.
The ‘icing on the cake’ is a dollop of mascarpone for good measure. Too good to be true? Possibly.
If the mousse has set too firm in the fridge, simply remove from the fridge 30 minutes prior to serving to bring to room temperature.
Gin & Chocolate Mousse
- 280g dark chocolate, finely chopped
- 15ml Shortcross Original gin
- 355ml double cream
- 100g caster sugar
- 375ml milk
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 orange zest
- 100g mascarpone
- Add milk, cream & orange zest to a saucepan and set over a medium heat to simmer. In a separate bowl, whisk the sugar & egg yolks until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is light yellow and thick.
- Add 3tbsp of the simmering cream into the egg yolk mixture and stir until combined. Add it all back into the pot and then cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the custard is lightly thickened.
- Pour the custard over the finely chopped chocolate and whisk until smooth. Divide the mixture between 4 glasses, smoothing the tops with an spatula. Refrigerate until chilled and set, 2 hours.
- When you are ready to serve, make the whipped mascarpone by combining mascarpone & Shortcross Gin. Whisk until the mixture holds a stiff peak.
- Spoon the whipped mascarpone over the set mouse and garnish with an orange slice & sprinkle with grated orange zest.