Gin Truffles

With Mothers Day fast approaching, I thought I’d share this simple but incredibly delicious truffle recipe.  I made them at Christmas but used Baileys as the alcoholic base.  I thought I’d try the recipe with a sample bottle of X-Gin I had and was pleasantly surprised with the results!

X-Gin ‘has the taste of passion with a hint of cocoa and the tiniest whiff of vanilla’ so I thought this would be a great alcoholic base for the truffles.


  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp double cream
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp gin
  • ½ lime – zest & juice
  • Cocoa powder


  • Break the chocolate into pieces and add to a bowl with the cream. Allow this to gently melt by putting the bowl on top of a pan of simmering water (ensuring the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water).
  • Chop the butter into small pieces so that it melts quickly and add to the chocolate cream mix. Keep stirring until you have a glossy, smooth mix.
  • Add the gin, lime zest and juice and whisk together. The consistency should turn slightly thicker.
  • Spoon into a sealable container and chill in the fridge overnight.
  • The following day, take teaspoon size amounts from the bowl and roll into balls.
  • Put them onto a plate lined with baking paper and chill for another hour.
  • Finally, sieve the cocoa powder into a bowl and roll the truffles in to cover
  • EAT!!!

These would make a great present for Mum’s this Mothers Day…if you can bear to part with them of course!


This post is not sponsored…I was bored over the weekend!!!


  1. 05/03/2018 / 5:10 pm

    Good Lord! I need these in my life! Might have a go at the weekend! xx

    • happywiseowl
      05/03/2018 / 5:11 pm

      You won’t regret it!!!

  2. Erin
    05/03/2018 / 8:08 pm

    oh my lord they look so good! I love how through boredom you made gin truffles. Winning at life right there lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • happywiseowl
      05/03/2018 / 8:44 pm

      I know!! What has my life become!!! Haha!!!

    • happywiseowl
      10/03/2018 / 11:10 am

      You won’t regret it!!! X

  3. 07/03/2018 / 8:21 pm

    I’ve neber made truffles. Might give them a go soon xx

    • happywiseowl
      10/03/2018 / 11:09 am

      They’re SO easy…& a yummy treat!

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