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flzhang Mar 28, 2011 01:57 PM

What desserts would look great served in cocktail glasses? Also, what size should I get? 1 oz? 5 oz?

  1. biondanonima Mar 28, 2011 02:00 PM

    Anything creamy/moussey looks great in a martini glass. I've done chocolate mousse that way, cheesecake mousse, etc. Zabaglione with fresh berries would be beautiful. Any type of ice cream or sorbet, too.

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      rjbh20 Mar 28, 2011 02:13 PM

      Blood orange mousse

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        sunflwrsdh Mar 28, 2011 06:50 PM

        That sounds gorgeous...so dramatic! I will have to remember that.

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          rjbh20 Mar 29, 2011 07:22 AM

          If you're ambitious, do a two layer presentation with chocolate mousse (on the bitter side) on the bottom and blood orange on the top. Whipped cream rosette and sprinkle with crumbs of candied orange peel & small chocolate curls.

      2. chef chicklet Mar 28, 2011 03:58 PM

        I love berries in a beautifully shaped large wine glass. I've been served berries in nice restaurants this way before. Blackberries, strawberries, blueberries all whole of course, with Grand Marnier, and dollop of whipped cream/ sometimes a little bit of lime or lemon peel sqiggleys on top. If the berries are in season, this is absolutley my favorite dessert.
        Large red wine glasses, I bought some beautiful ones at Costco for a decent price.

        Small individual trifles and the glasses to put these in, there' s a ton to chose from.

        1. pinehurst Mar 28, 2011 05:09 PM

          A southern Italian standby is sliced ripe peaches in red wine.

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            edwardspk Mar 28, 2011 05:15 PM

            Tiramisu works well in a wine or martini glass also. I'd go for a normal size martini or wine glass. You didn't really mean 1oz, right? That's smaller than a shot glass.

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              sunflwrsdh Mar 28, 2011 06:52 PM

              I recently made a berry tiramisu that would present nicely in a stemmed glass. I used clear footed dessert dishes (like mini trifle bowls) and it was pretty in them.

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              nemo Mar 29, 2011 08:38 AM

              Anything that goes in a verrine I think would translate to a stemmed cocktail glass. I use ice tea spoons with champagne flutes.

              Here are some ideas. http://foodgawker.com/?s=verrines&...

              1. Phurstluv Mar 29, 2011 08:46 AM

                Lemon Curd, garnished with blackberries, mint and crumbled amaretto cookies

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                  hotoynoodle Mar 29, 2011 12:57 PM

                  i make this, but with crumbled gingersnaps and a dollop of whipped cream on top.

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                  anthony.izzo Mar 29, 2011 01:11 PM

                  A cocktail-inspired granita or sorbet would make a great cocktail-glass dessert - I saw a really nice grapefruit & Campari sorbet once, something else like a mild citrus and gin granita would work well too.

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                    rjbh20 Mar 29, 2011 02:18 PM

                    A gin & tonic granita with lime and a Thai basil garnish makes an interesting intermezzo. Don't know if I'd want it for dessert, though.

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