Honey and whisky mousse

40 minutes


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp of honey, heaped (preferably Scottish heather honey)
  • 140ml of whisky, nothing too peaty
  • 400ml of double cream
  • 4 gelatine leaves, soaked in cold water


Place the eggs, honey and 100ml of the whisky in a heatproof bowl suspended over a saucepan of barely simmering water and whisk with an electric whisk (or balloon whisk if you want to get rid of your bingo wings) until the mixture is pale and mousse-y. This can take several minutes with an electric whisk. Leave to cool
Whisk the cream until stiff and then whisk in the rest of the whisky and then fold the cream into the egg and honey mixture
Squeeze any excess water out of the gelatine and dissolve in a splash of hot water from a recently boiled kettle before stirring it through your mousse
Divide the mixture between martini glasses and pop them in the fridge to set for at least 3 hours. Garnish with a few juicy raspberries and serve with shortbread, if you wish