Gin-Infused Winter Desserts
It’s cold. It’s windy. It’s winter. There’s no better time to indulge in some classic body-warming desserts than right now. If you didn’t think it was possible to make desserts even better, simply add your favourite tipple — gin. We’ve partnered with Inverroche to bring you some ingenious recipes that go beyond the classic G&T, think scrumptious cake, truffles and more.
Ginger Pear Cake with Gin & Tonic Poached & Caramelised Pears
Poaching pears in wine, a concept originating in the wine-growing region of Beaujolais in France, been a classic for years. We’ve brought a modern twist to this dessert using gin and tonic as a poaching liquid instead. The poaching liquid uses Inverroche’s classic gin that is infused with fynbos harvested from the Southern African coast, limestone-rich hills and cliffs. The taste is exotic and intriguing with aromas of citrus, rose petals and assertive florals delivering a crisp, dry and spicy finish, a perfect match for this decadent ginger pear cake.
The show-stopping cake itself is full of spicy flavour that complements the botanicals in the gin.
We’ve topped the cake with the gin and tonic poached pears, which have been caramelised in the poaching liquid and then drizzled with an indulgent salted caramel sauce.
Serve a slice with some delicious pure vanilla ice cream or whipped vanilla cream (and extra salted caramel sauce of course). Heaven!
Boozy Gin Hot Chocolate with Homemade Marshmallows
Nothing beats hot chocolate in the winter, especially a boozy one! This orange hot chocolate with bruléed homemade marshmallows is a recipe that we guarantee you will make for every winter to come. Made with Inverroche Coco L’Orange Gin, a gin that has layers of caramel fudge, candied ginger, rooibos and marmalade notes, followed by honey and hay, underpinned by subtle juniper and a pinch of pepper. The finish is long and warm with a bite of cinnamon and a burst of sweet citrus.
Top this rich hot chocolate with your homemade marshmallows, fire up the brulée gun and enjoy in front of a roaring fire.
Warm & Spicy Buttered Gin Cocktail
Butter and spice and all things nice – this gin cocktail will warm you up from the outside in. A buttered cocktail infuses the creaminess of butter with aromatic spice flavours and a little warmth resulting in a drink that is ideal for wintery weather.
This sophisticated cocktail uses Inverroche Verdant Gin, which is infused with a bouquet of fynbos, hand-selected from the mountainous, rocky terrain along the Southern African coast. The result is a complex gin with a translucent golden-green hue. Delicate floral aromas reminiscent of elderflower and chamomile, lead to summer blooms, a touch of spice, subtle juniper, zesty lemon rind and alluring liquorice.
Sounds heavenly, right? This is our love song to all gin-lovers out there.
Once you’ve made this cocktail, pour into glasses and garnish with a stick of cinnamon bark and light it up for a sensory experience!
Dipped & Dusted Chocolate-Orange Gin Infused Truffles
These choc-orange gin truffles are rich and decadent, which is only highlighted more thanks to the inclusion of Inverroche Coco L’Orange gin. They are a perfectly sized sweet treat for after a rich meal, big enough to just have one but small enough to guiltlessly have two or even three.
Inverroche Coco L’Orange Gin is a smooth, sensual gin with a zesty character and a hint of spice.
The result of a harmonious fusion of flora from Africa, South America, Europe and Asia. Dark chocolate, orange blossoms, coffee beans and toasted hot cross buns on the nose. The perfect addition to add richness and zing to these after-dinner truffles.
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