Need some damn fine recipes for the holiday season? Luckily, Durham, North Carolina’s Durham Distillery has some tasty ideas that they shared with Swig to make your holiday table a little sweeter.
Durham Distillery’s Damn Fine Chocolate liqueur is perfect for the chocolate lover. Premium dark chocolate from Raleigh, North Carolina’s Videri Chocolate Factory is blended with cream, turbinado sugar and Madagascar vanilla to create one damn fine liqueur. The result is a beautifully balanced liqueur that’s a locally sourced labor of love.You can enjoy Damn Fine Chocolate liqueur over ice, in your favorite cocktail or add it to the batter of your favorite dessert for even more decadence. Try out these two recipes for Easy Chocolate Mint Truffles and a speciality cocktail, Rosy Cheeks.
Easy Chocolate Mint Truffles
1 package Mint Oreos (finely crushed, about 4 cups)
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup Damn Fine Chocolate liqueur
12 oz. chocolate for melting (milk chocolate or white chocolate recommended)
Combine ingredients in food processor or mixer.
Shape into 40, 1-inch balls. Place in freezer for 10 minutes.
Melt chocolate in bowl.
Dip balls into melted chocolate one at a time. Place on lined cookie sheet. Optional: Top with crushed peppermint candies or sprinkles.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
2 oz. Damn Fine Chocolate liqueur
2.5 oz. eggnog
1 oz. vodka
2 Thin Mint cookies
Shake all ingredients except cookies in shaker with ice.
Crush Thin Mint cookies into dust for rim. Dunk rim of martini glass into Damn Fine Chocolate liqueur or simple syrup and then into cookie dust.
Pour cocktail mixture into a martini glass.
Durham Distillery products can be purchased in North Carolina ABC stores and will be available for online purchases soon. If you don’t have access to this particular product, feel free to try another one of your favorite chocolate liqueurs in the recipes. Cheers and Happy Holidays from Swig!
Photos via Durham Distillery