1.08.2013

Vodka Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries


Deciding what to do for New Years Eve can be stressful. When you live in a place like LA and every bar/club requires a car, trying to get around on a normal night can be a hassle. On a holiday?? A NIGHTMARE.  A good friend of mine was in town and with an extra set of hands around, J and I decided to have a small party at our house.  I love having parties because it does give me an excuse to try out some fun recipes that I wouldn't normally make during the work week. Stay tuned for a barrage of new recipes!

Duke dressed in his finest to ring in the new year.
 When I saw these berries on Pinterest (where else) I was sold. It also introduced me to a new blog, Cargile Family Favorite Recipes that I will definitely be stealing more recipes from! The Cargile Family used chocolate vodka. I decided to use whipped cream vodka and they were delicious. I don't really think you could go wrong with either choice!

Vodka Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Makes: as many berries as you buy...silly question
Cook time: Berries must soak for 24 hours in vodka plus 2 additional hours for dipping & hardening.
How difficult was this for Rachel? Easy when you have a tip I will give below.

Ingredients



1 box of bakers chocolate (for each container of berries) and 1/2 bottle whipped cream or chocolate vodka (for each container of berries)

Directions:

In a double lined large zip lot bag, combine strawberries and vodka. Let the berries soak in the fridge for 24 hours.


So apparently when berries are covered in vodka, the dipping chocolate does't stick to the berries well. 
Place the soaked berries on a lined baking sheet and place back in the fridge for an hour or so.
Then begin the dipping process. 

If you've never melted chocolate before (and didn't read yesterday's post) melt the chocolate in 30 second increments in the microwave, mixing well in-between. You CANNOT just put the chocolate in the microwave for 2 mins...it will fry the chocolate.


Dip the berries and place back on the lined baking sheet. Fridge for another hour or so until the chocolate is completely hardened. 

2 comments:

  1. I tried this, however, the strawberries were a little soggy and bleached by the alcohol. Any ideas on how to prevent this problem?

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    1. Oh bummer! After you soaked them, did you remove them from the vodka & place on a baking sheet back in the fridge? Perhaps only soaking them for a few hours would be a better solution? I'm so sorry this happened to you!

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