There is a lot to be said for pairing your favourite West Cork Whiskey with a square or two of rich, dark chocolate; it’s a long-favoured combination.
If you’re looking for the perfect dessert to spoil some friends, something with a delicate texture and filled with flavour, try our West Cork “Cask Strength Blended Irish Whiskey” and Chocolate Mousse. Any of our whiskeys hit the right spot for this dessert, but our Cask Strength Blend, with notes of dried fruit and orange peel, really comes out on top. This blend is recessed in bourbon casks for six months to marry together, so the complex flavour comes through right until that last spoonful.
Heat the double cream in a pan on medium heat. Add in your West Cork Cask Strength Blended Irish Whiskey.
Break all the chocolate into small pieces and when the cream starts to steam, remove it from the heat and add your chocolate.
Leave it to melt fully in the cream.
In another bowl, separate your eggs, leaving the yolks to the side for later.
Whisk the egg whites until they reach a medium peak. Place a whisk into the egg whites and then turn it upside down, if it creates a peak then it’s time to add one tablespoon of sugar.
Slowly add the rest of the sugar until the egg whites begin to shine.
Return to the cream. If the chocolate has melted you can slowly stir it all together. Then add the egg yolks we left to the side.
Once the mixture is combined you can slowly add it, one spoonful at a time, to the glistening egg whites. Make sure to fold the ingredients together, keeping as much air in the mixture as possible.
Place the mixture in a large bowl and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes (15 minutes in the freezer if you’re in a rush).
Remove the mousse from the cold at least 10 minutes before serving. Decorate with raspberries, a sprinkling of icing sugar or some grated dark chocolate.
Serve alongside a glass of West Cork Cask Strength Blended Irish Whiskey and enjoy on a cold winter’s evening with some good friends.