[Valentine recipe] SHOCHU X's finest truffle chocolate

Valentine's Day is coming soon.

Introducing the finest chocolate recipe that is perfect as a gift for your loved ones.

You can easily make it using only SHOCHU X shochu and ingredients available at supermarkets.

If you make it with ``Kijina'', you will get a mellow and flavorful chocolate with the sweetness of barley.

If you make it with ``Kirasei'', it will taste like whiskey chocolate with a faint woody scent.

If you make it with ``Rinwa'', you will get the umami and sharp taste of barley, with a pleasant lingering aftertaste.

Please try it with your favorite shochu.

--- Ingredients (for 9-12 pieces)---

  • For ganache

・1 tablespoon of shochu

・2 chocolate bars (100g)

・Fresh cream 40-50cc

  • For coating

・1 chocolate bar (50g)

  • For finishing

・Appropriate amount of unsweetened cocoa powder

*1 tablespoon of shochu has a weak alcohol content. If you like a strong taste with alcohol, please try adjusting the amount.

*You can use any chocolate bar of your choice, but we recommend a high cacao type with 50% to 70% cacao.


1. Separate the chocolate bars for ganache and coating and chop them finely.

2. Heat the cream in a small pot over low heat until just before boiling, add the chocolate and shochu for the ganache, and mix well until smooth and glossy.

3. Line a plate with plastic wrap, use a spoon to divide into bite-sized pieces, and chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. (It is okay if the shape is not perfect at this time)

4. Remove from the refrigerator, shape into a ball with your hands, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

5. Melt the chocolate bar for coating in the microwave for about 1 minute to 1 minute and 30 seconds, dip it in the ganache from step 4, and chill it again in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

6. Sprinkle with cocoa powder and it's done.

Why not try making your own shochu chocolate as a gift for someone who loves alcohol, or as a reward for yourself who works hard every day?

If you make it, we would be happy if you could post it on SNS using "#ShochuChocolate".