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A trip to west elm Bondi with one of our favourite Sydney stylists, Erika Rax, inspired this series of 3 boozy recipes for the festive season. Take a look!

1. Chocolate Coconut Tiramisu

Coconut Choc Tiramisu

A coconutty take on this classic Italian dessert, we replaced traditional marsala with Ciroc Coconut Vodka and added Chocolate Baileys and shredded coconut for added fun!

Recipe

2 cups strong coffee, cooled to room temperature
1/4 cup Baileys Chocolat Luxe liqueur

250g mascarpone
1/3 cup caster sugar
2 tbsp Ciroc coconut vodka

250ml cream, lightly whipped
1 large packet of sponge fingers (savoiardi)

1 cup shredded coconut
Cocoa, for dusting

  1. Pour coffee and Baileys into a shallow dish.
  2. Beat the mascarpone and caster sugar in a medium mixing bowl with electric beaters until soft peaks form. Stir through vodka, then fold in whipped cream until combined.
  3. Dip sponge fingers into the coffee mixture, then arrange over the base of a rectangular pan or individual serving glasses. Spread half of the cream mixture evenly over the biscuits. Sprinkle with a light layer of shredded coconut, then repeat the layers. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  4. Dust with cocoa and serve.

Tip: if using individual serving glasses, top each glass with a White Christmas Vodka Ball (recipe below) for a little extra wow 

Tiramisu

2. Baileys Shots 3 Ways

3 Festive Holiday Tipples From  Australia

Our Moscow Mule Copper Shot Glasses + a bottle of chocolate Baileys inspired these pint-sized festive garnishes:

1. Miniature Gingerbread Men: Get out your favourite gingerbread recipe + a miniature gingerbread man (or other shaped) cookie cutter. Before baking, make a small incision in the (ahem) “bottom” area of the cookie so it can rest nicely on your shot glass. Hint: do a few tests to ensure the incision is the right size (and eat the failures = win win!).

2. Toasted Mini Marshmallows: Fill your shot glass three-quarters with your favourite creamy liqueur, then top up with as few or as many mini marshmallows as your heart desires. “Toast” using a hand-held blow torch.

3. Peppermint Pretzel Swizzle Sticks: Dip store-bought pretzel sticks in melted white chocolate, cover with crushed Peppermint Bark then leave to set.

Bailey's Shots

3. White Christmas Vodka Balls

Vodka White Christmas Balls

White Christmas Balls

“White Christmas”, a quintessentially Australian treat that appears around the festive season, is reimagined as an adult treat.

Recipe

Makes 30-40 balls

250g plain sweet biscuits or cookies, crushed well
300g white chocolate, melted
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 cup puffed rice cereal
2 tbsp Ciroc coconut vodka

1 cup shredded coconut (for rolling)

Combine ingredients (except shredded coconut) in a large bowl and stir until well combined. Roll one large teaspoon of mixture into a ball using your hands, then roll in shredded coconut to coat. Repeat to make remaining balls, then place on a tray and refrigerate until firm. Serve as is, or in Weck jars as an edible Christmas gift for family and friends.

It’s official: White Christmas Vodka Balls are the new rum balls!

Recipes by Chantal Brady. All photography by Sydney-based designer + photographer Erika Rax. Follow Erika’s adventures on Instagram and Facebook.

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