• ¼ cup sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp rum
  • ¼ lb. Semi-sweet or sweet chocolate
  • 2-3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 2 stiffly beaten egg whites
  • 2 cups whipped cream

Cook over a low heat until dissolved, sugar and rum to make a syrup. Melt chocolate in a double boiler. When chocolate is melted, stir in whipping cream. Add the syrup to the melted chocolate and stir until smooth. When the mixture is cool but not chilled, fold egg whites into it and then fold this combination very gently into 2 cups of whipped cream. Chill in martini glasses at least 2 hours before serving. Grate chocolate over top of mousse and add a sprig of mint before serving. Serves 6.