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  • Ice cubes
  • 1 to 2 juicy limes (you need 1-ounce juice and a wheel for garnish)
  • 1 ounce golden rum,(recommended: Mount Gay)
  • 6 ounces ginger beer
  • 1/2 ounce dark rum, (recommended: Meyers's)


Fill a highball glass or large wine goblet ...

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For the chocolate sponge cake:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder.

For the chocolate mousse

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  • 200g White Chocolate
  • 150g Milk Chocolate
  • 200g Dark Chocolate
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Cardboard
  • Piping bag


1. Find or take a photograph of the face you wish to make a portrait of. Upload or scan it into a computer and use imaging software to change it from colour to black and white. (If you have Photoshop, convert to black and white then save as a 4 color gif, which will provide a “posterized” effect.) Adjust the brightness and contrast until you have three distinct tones. If the picture turns out too complex at this point, find or take a simpler one for your personal skill level.

2.  Trace the image on grease proof paper (such as wax paper), outlining each of the three colours. After doing this, put a piece of strong cardboard of the same size behind the paper and tape the image onto it, so that the chocolate doesn’t flop and slide everywhere later.

3, Melt the white chocolate. The best way to do this is by using a double boiler. A small pan containing the chocolate is placed in a larger pan with boiling water, and the chocolate is stirred constantly until it melts. Putting it in the microwave doesn’t give the chocolate the nice smooth texture that you’ll need to make the portrait.

4. Pour the melted chocolate in a piping bag and start working on the lightest colour of the portrait, using the outlines you drew as a guide. Once the white chocolate has been painted, place the portrait in the fridge to cool and harden.

5. Repeat the previous two steps with the milk and dark chocolate until you have filled in all of the page.

6. Turn the picture upside down. To avoid touching, melting or breaking the chocolate, place a piece of cardboard on top of the portrait. (You should now have the portrait sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard.) Hold the cardboard together firmly at the edges and flip the portrait. Detach the cardboard from behind the portrait and peel off the greaseproof paper. Place the piece of cardboard back on, flip the whole thing right side up again, and there you have it, a custom chocolate portrait!

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