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Meringues with Strawberries & Cream Sharpened with Mint and Vodka

Ingredients (for 20 pieces)

  • 40 Round Meringue 6.5cm dia
  • 500 ml cream
  • 2 gelatine leaves
  • 1 sachet vanilla sugar
  • 50ml lemon juice
  • 50ml vodka
  • 500g strawberries
  • Approx 2 tblsp finely chopped mint
  • 20 mint leaves


  • Reheat the vodka with the lemon juice.
  • Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water, squeeze them, and leave them to dissolve in the vodka.
  • Beat the cream with the vanilla sugar until thickened but not completely firm, and mix with the gelatine and the finely chopped mint. Put the mixture in an icing bag.
  • Slice the strawberries.
  • Pipe a small blob of cream on a meringue, decorate with strawberry slices, and place another meringue on top.
  • Pipe some cream on the second meringue and garnish with a strawberry slice and a mint leaf.

Decorate the serving plate with Gourmet Classic's Strawberry Patisserie Glaze