Elevate your chocolate experience with a touch of sophistication and a dash of spirit. Innocent Spirits Distillery presents a delectable recipe for Gin-Infused Chocolate Truffles – a divine fusion of rich chocolate and the botanical elegance of gin. Indulge your senses and treat yourself to a luxurious treat that’s perfect for any occasion.
For the Truffle Ganache:
- 8 oz (225g) high-quality dark chocolate, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons Innocent Spirits Distillery Premium Gin
- Cocoa powder
- Finely chopped nuts (e.g., almonds, pistachios, or hazelnuts)
- Shredded coconut
- Dark chocolate shavings
1. Prepare the Ganache:
- Place the finely chopped dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl.
- In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream and unsalted butter over medium heat until it just starts to simmer. Remove from heat.
- Pour the hot cream mixture over the chopped chocolate. Let it sit for a minute to melt the chocolate.
- Gently stir the mixture until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
- Stir in the Innocent Spirits Distillery Premium Gin until well incorporated. The ganache will be shiny and velvety.
2. Chill and Shape:
- Cover the ganache with plastic wrap, making sure it touches the surface to prevent a skin from forming.
- Refrigerate the ganache until it’s firm enough to handle, usually 2-4 hours or overnight.
3. Shape the Truffles:
- Use a spoon or a melon baller to scoop out portions of the chilled ganache.
- Roll each portion between your palms to form small truffle balls. They don’t need to be perfectly round; a rustic look adds to their charm.
4. Coat the Truffles:
- Prepare separate bowls with cocoa powder, finely chopped nuts, shredded coconut, and dark chocolate shavings.
- Roll each truffle in the coating of your choice until evenly covered. You can mix and match coatings for a variety of textures and flavours.
5. Chill and Serve:
- Place the coated truffles on a parchment-lined tray and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to set.
- Once set, arrange the truffles on a serving platter or in decorative boxes.
- Serve the Gin-Infused Chocolate Truffles as a luxurious after-dinner treat or gift them to loved ones.
Indulge in Decadence:
With each bite, the Gin-Infused Chocolate Truffles reveal a harmonious blend of rich chocolate and the delicate botanical notes of Innocent Spirits Distillery Premium Gin. Whether you’re sharing them with friends, gifting them, or savouring them in a moment of self-indulgence, these truffles offer a taste of luxury that’s simply irresistible.