So why the boozy macarons? I’m excited to say this is my first time participating in the Mactweets Mac Attack Challenge. I came across this blog site a few weeks ago and was delighted and in awe at the beautiful and creative macarons submitted monthly to this virtual “mac kitchen.” The blog creators, Jamie and Deeba, devise clever monthly macaron themed challenges.
So this month, Mac Attack #22 – Kick It Up! was quite a challenge since I had so many possible flavor combinations! I really couldn’t narrow it down to one liquor–so why not two! And sometimes things just fall in place since I had some gorgeous Meyer lemons from my hubby’s co-worker and some freeze-dried raspberries.
So the end result? Chambord-Limoncello Macarons! Raspberry and Lemon flavored shells filled with Chambord and Limoncello ganache.
For the shells I added some raspberry powder that I made from the freeze-dried raspberries to one half of the mass, and the other half I added some lemon juice powder.
For the Chambord ganache, I used some raspberry puree and the decadent Chambord liquor. Chambord needs no explanation–pure sweetness all in a berry liquor.
For the Limoncello ganache I used some Meyer lemon zest, a touch of the juice, and some Ventura Limoncello. I love Ventura’s Limoncello! Made right here in California it is really smooth with no harsh after taste–something you can really take a swig and enjoy.
I piped the Chambord ganache on one side and the Limoncello ganache on the other. Yum looks so very good to drink, umm I mean eat!
The other reason I made these macarons were for my hubby’s co-worker who so graciously gave us those beautiful Meyer lemons–thanks again Debbie!
I found these cute macaron boxes on-line. My hubby calls this pic the leaning tower of macarons.
I encourage you to check out the Mactweets’ site. Click on the adorable macaron image below and be prepared to be in awe and amazed at the monthly creations.