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Gin and Tonic Truffles

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Serves 1 - 20 Truffles

A good recipe for Christmas sweets or just to indulge yourself.

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  • 100g (31/2oz) dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 tbsp double cream
  • 2 tbsp gin
  • Zest and juice of 1/2 lime
  • 50g (2oz) unsalted butter, chopped
  • Cocoa powder, to dust


    1. Heat 5cm (2in) water in a pan then place a heatproof bowl on top of the pan, making sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water.
    2. Whip the chocolate in the bowl with the cream and heat gently to allow the chocolate to melt.
    3. Gradually pour in the gin, lime zest and juice and the butter.
    4. Whisk the ingredients together until smooth and slightly thickened. Spoon into a sealable container, snap on the lid and chill overnight.
    5. Take teaspoons of the mixture and roll into balls. Put on a board lined with baking parchment and chill for an hour or so.
    6. Sieve the cocoa into a bowl and roll the truffles in it to cover. and place them in sweet papers or a presentation box.
    7. Place them into sweet papers or a presentation box.

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21st Nov, 2015
The mixture does split when the gin & lime is added but I used my electric whisk & it quickly came together. The consistency is good but sticky so it's not easy to roll into balls. I dipped mine in tempered chocolate as I felt the cocoa powder would make the already slightly bitter truffles even more bitter. I would probably reduce the amount of gin next time just due to personal preference.
15th Jul, 2015
Awful recipe, what a waste of time and money. I went against my better judgement and put 2 tablespoons of gin into this as well as the suggested juice of half a lime... As I thought this liquid to chocolate ratio promptly curdled my mix.
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