Darjeeling Gin & Lime Mousse

Darjeeling Gin & Lime Mousse

Makes 4

You will need:

  • 4 eggs
  • 140g golden caster sugar (plus 1 tbsp sugar for the egg whites)
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • 100ml lime juice
  • 1 tbsp Cartwright & Butler
  • Darjeeling Infused Parlour Gin
  • 1 tsp powdered gelatine
  • 200ml double cream


  • Separate the 4 eggs. Add the yolks, caster sugar and lime zest to a bowl and beat together until pale, thick and creamy.
  • Mix the gin and lime juice together, sprinkle over the gelatine and warm gently to dissolve.
  • Add this to the egg yolk mixture.
  • In a clean bowl whisk the egg whites to peaks and then add a tbsp of caster sugar and whisk to stiff peaks. Stir a small spoon of the egg whites into the mixture to lighten it, then gradually and gently fold the remaining egg whites into the egg mixture using a metal spoon.
  • Whisk the double cream to gentle peaks and then fold this gently into the egg mixture.
  • Decant into serving glasses or bowls and chill for at least 3 hours before serving.
  • Top with some additional zest.

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