CMSC Spirits is releasing a new spirit in May — Love Potion #9. They sent over a little sample, which inspired me to create a new dessert. The tropical-fruit-flavored liqueur is made with sugar cane alcohol (instead of grain alcohol), which made me think strawberry tart!
It’s a light and refreshing dessert, with the mascarpone adding creaminess without turning the dish into something heavy or sticky-sweet. Oh, and it’s super easy!
8 oz mascarpone cheese
1 oz honey
1 tablespoon Love Potion #9 (can also use Grand Marnier or Chambord)
½ teaspoon powdered sugar
4 ready-made mini-graham cracker crusts (or you can make your own crust and put them in small serving tins)
Blend the mascarpone and honey together, adding 2 squirts of fresh lemon. Fill each mini pie crust with the blend, reserving a few tablespoons of the mix for garnish.
Slice the strawberries. In another bowl, mix the strawberries with the Love Potion #9 and powdered sugar. The add a couple squirts of fresh lemon and stir some more.
Top your little tarts with strawberries and add a little dollop of the mascarpone mixture on top.