A macaron tower for a man? No, no, no, it is not just for a man. It was an honour (yet a challenge) to create something special for the man who showed me macarons could be made from a home kitchen 4 years ago!
I was pretty nervous as what flavours and colours would suit the occasion and for the gentleman. Thanks to some great friends for ideas and aspirations. It seems it is just natural to create some “adult” flavours – cocktail, liqueur, very bitter chocolate. So here we are the first cocktail macaron created in my kitchen – Mojito (mint, lime & rum) with black macaron shells and a dash of gold on it.
And alongside with this sexy black are Salted caramel with coffee (burgundy ones) and Classic dark chocolate (white pearly ones).
This is how I made the Mojito Filling. And it is just THAT simple!
- 75g good-quality white chocolate
- 20g whipping cream
- Small handful of fresh mint leaves, finely chopped (add more to your preferred taste)
- 20 ml fresh lime juice
- 20 ml white rum
- 50g ground almond
1. Melt the white chocolate with the cream in the bain-marie (alternatively, in a glass bowl over some simmering water in a pan)
2. Stir in the rum, the lime juice, and the chopped fresh mint. Taste it and adjust it to your preference (it best to have something sour to neutralise the sweetness of the macaron shells)
3. Let it cool in room temperature and then put it into the fridge for at least 12 hours.
4. Take the filling out from the fridge and stir in the almond to get the consistency you require for the filling. And this is your first Mojito Macaron Filling!