Whether you look forward to or dread Valentine’s Day, chances are that if you’re in a relationship — or want to be — you’ll recognize the holiday in some way. We suggest you tap into your romantic side with Black Rifle Coffee.
Sure, you could go the flower-and-teddy-bear route — but that’s not only boring, predictable, and requires almost zero effort, you probably did the same thing last year. Am I right? So shake things up a bit. If you want to make your object of affection swoon, get in the kitchen.
You don’t have to produce a five-course meal — some homemade chocolates and a special cocktail will do more than impress. And if you don’t know how to cook, no problem. Chocolate balls are the simplest candy to make; cream, chocolate, and time is all it takes to create something blissfully elegant, decadent, and delicious.
Before you start, brew a strong cup of Black Rifle Coffee and get organized. Be sure you have all your ingredients, measuring cups, bowls, etc., ready to go. If you don’t have a mixer or food processor, you’ll have to chop, crush, and mix by hand.
Our Up All Night Whiskey Balls is a simplified version of a fancy chocolate truffle. They also pack a sweet, boozy punch with a robust Black Rifle Coffee kick.
Servings: Approximately 18 balls
This is an authentic-style bourbon ball recipe but taken up a notch — because nobody wants to eat your grandma’s ball on Valentine’s Day. They are rich, smooth, indulgent, and delicious! The addition of coffee grounds to the chocolate coating adds a killer texture and flavor.
Servings: Approximately 18 balls
* To make a double boiler, place a metal mixing bowl in a pot of water, with the mixing bowl nested in the pot. Place the pot over low heat on the stove to slowly heat the water. Be careful not to submerge the bowl of chocolate.
This is a quick and simple cocktail that pairs perfectly with the chocolate balls.
Rob Harbin is a contributing writer for Coffee or Die. Having devoted the majority of his career as a Critical Care Tactical Medic, he spent over 10 years in Iraq and Afghanistan. During this time, he was assigned to Department of State tactical response teams and combat search and rescue elements. Other than a passion for the outdoors, Rob enjoys expanding his knowledge on culinary skills and photography.
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