Last week, Hot Knives gave Zio the recipe for their pumpkin beer muffins—the second of their top-five booze-based recipes—and now it’s time for the third installment: gin holes.
“Named for their shape as well as what it feels like when you eat too many, booze holes fall somewhere in between liqueur truffles and donut holes,” explains Hot Knives. “We first learned to love eating booze when we made a vegan adaptation to the Southern classic, bourbon balls. The first bite tastes like granny’s baking cupboard, but as soon as you breathe out, the unmistakable sting of bourbon whistles on your throat. This recipe, at its core, is just cookie crumbs, roasted nuts and powdered sugar all made wet and sticky by a mixture of booze and syrup. This allows you to play baker and bartender at the same time so you can stumble (literally, you will fall) upon combinations limited only by the span of your wet bar, and your spice rack. Gin is our favorite.”
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