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Campari,Lemon,Lime Sorbet

Lemon Lime Campari sorbet

Lemon Lime Campari sorbet

It’s hot in NYC, and I felt compelled to offer another frozen confection for an adult audience. Campari and soda with lime is one of my favorite drinks, I like it ice cold. The campari is a little bitter with herbal undertones and when mixed with sparkling water and lime it’s such a refreshing and delicious drink. While enjoying one I thought that it would make a fantastic sorbet and the sorbet would make a great drink, a very adult float. I posted this recipe about 2 years ago, it’s wonderful and perfect for hot summer weather so I thought I would share it with you again.

You can make it however you like it, all limes, all lemons, mix them, sweeten to your taste. There is no real recipe here but the one thing you have to be careful of is how much Campari you add, because it’s alcohol it doesn’t freeze hard, I found that 1/2 cup will freeze but it takes longer than regular ice cream or sorbet, so be patient. Make sure you get the base really cold. I put it in the freezer about an hour before I am going to put in the ice cream maker. Hey, if you don’t have an ice cream maker make it into a granita. Anyway you have it, it’s delicious!! Unless you don’t like Campari of course.

The Base

Serves 6 or more depending on serving size

1 1/4 cup Juice from freshly sqeezed lemons and limes you can decide the ratio as long as it equals 1 1/4 cups I used 4 limes 3 lemons

1 cup water

1 1/2 cup super fine sugar

1/2 cup Campari
Combine the juice of the lemons and limes, super fine sugar, water and campari mix until the sugar is disolved. Place in the refrigerator to chill, should be very cold. Pour into your ice cream maker and churn away.When the sorbet is thick and the consitency of a slurpee pour into a freezer container. Its best to freeze over night or until it is scoopable. Note: You can also use simple syrup, for this batch I used lime simple syrup adding a little super fine sugar to taste.

If you want to make a float simply add two or three scoops to icy cold sparkling water. Refreshing!!

Campari sorbet and soda

Campari sorbet and soda

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  1. Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever had campari, but it sounds very interesting. And this sorbet and the float look so delicious and refreshing!!!

    June 18, 2014
    • I love campari even with the slightly bitter taste. It has been my favorite light alcohol drink for a long time. I can’t drink it straight, just too bitter although I know some that do. Thanks and I hope you give it a try.

      June 18, 2014
  2. Nice! Makes me think of Italy. Would love this.

    June 18, 2014
    • Me too, every time I drink Campari it takes me back there. Italy is wonderful. Thanks so much.

      June 18, 2014
  3. It’s just hit 32degF here right now Suzanne, I’m tucked up in bed, electric blanket on, in my winter pjs, quite strangely being tempted by Campari Sorbet! Looks wonderful… such a gorgeous colour!

    June 18, 2014
    • I forget about my good friends in other continents that are in the throes of winter. It is going to be 90 degrees F here in NYC today, very hot and muggy, YUCK!! Tuck yourself in and have a mug of something warming. LOL, thanks so much Margot!!

      June 18, 2014
  4. This looks perfect for a day like today. When I checked NY1 at 7 am this morning, it was already 82 degrees- yikes!

    June 18, 2014
    • I saw that this morning, good day for cold drinks and AC, keep cool my sweet!

      June 18, 2014
  5. Maria DeBrango Stickel #

    Maddie acquired a taste for Campari while she was In Italy.
    Thanks,
    Maria

    June 18, 2014
    • Thats where I acquired the taste for it. I love it now!! Thanks Maria and hope Maddie enjoys!!

      June 18, 2014
  6. Campari is very popular among us because there is so much Italian influence in the country. Had it as a drink and it is indeed very refreshing. It sounds delicious in a sorbet!

    June 18, 2014
    • I had never tasted before I was in Italy, I fell in love with it. I would love to be at the World Cup games with an Ice cold campari and soda!! Thanks Viviana!!

      June 18, 2014
  7. I love sorbet so much- definitely the best food to eat when it’s too hot! 🙂

    June 18, 2014
    • It really is and this sorbet is so refreshing, it’s one of my favorites. Thank you so much Jess!

      June 18, 2014
  8. Perfect summer recipe Suzzane:)

    June 18, 2014
  9. This looks so refreshing! Especially on a day like today. Nice addition of mint. I’m bookmarking this so I can make it again and again over the summer. I’ll have to buy som campari.

    June 18, 2014
    • Thanks so much Amanda, highly recommend this if you like cold drinks and campari!!

      June 18, 2014
  10. This looks so wonderfully refreshing! 🙂

    June 18, 2014
  11. Yes indeed Suzanne, quite refreshing! Would love to sip on one as I watch the FIFA World Cup!

    June 18, 2014
    • Yes indeed, it would be perfect and refreshing for a day at the games. Thanks so much Lidia!!

      June 18, 2014
  12. This looks so delicious and perfect for a sunny day like today. Thanks for sharing. Emma xx

    June 18, 2014
    • It’s so hot outside, this drink really hits the spot, thank you so much Emma!

      June 18, 2014
  13. Yum. That looks so incredibly delicate and refreshing Suzanne! Perfect for hot summer days indeed (not cold freezing ones like I’m experiencing at the moment… I may just bookmark this for the start of Springtime! x

    June 18, 2014
    • While we are broiling you are in a deep freeze, stay warm lovely and hope when the weather warms you might give this a go. Thanks so much.

      June 18, 2014
  14. As you know it’s hot out today and I’m melting! I’d love a few big scoops of this delicious sorbet! What a amazing recipe!

    June 18, 2014
    • Yea boy it’s hot for sure, it’s perfect cool you down treat! Thanks Pamela!

      June 18, 2014
  15. My French Heaven #

    This looks so yummy! I love the color. Pink is one of my favorite colors actually 🙂 it is getting very hot around here. This would certainly be a great way to cool down in the weeks to come.

    June 18, 2014
    • Pink and green, especially together are my favorite colors. It’s a wonderfully cold and refreshing drink. Thank you Stephane.

      June 18, 2014
  16. M-R #

    Looks simply DIVINE. Alas that I live alone and don’t have a grog cabinet. 😦

    June 18, 2014
  17. Looks amazing, refreshing and so simple! I have never had Campari before…what does it taste like? Certainly sounds delish. I love the color. Perfectly summer!

    June 18, 2014
    • I love it but it’s an acquired taste it’s a bit bitter and has a flavor that if I had to liken it to anything it’s kind of like grapefruit you know how grapefruit can be bitter. It’s a very European drink very popular in Italy . It is refreshing and one of my favorite drinks.

      June 18, 2014
  18. That looks so good and cooling. I would never have thought to use campari in a sorbet – going to have to buy a bottle now!

    June 18, 2014
    • It makes a wonderful sorbet when paired with lemon/lime. It’s a really refreshing sorbet or drink, kind of a palate cleanser.

      June 18, 2014
  19. Oh my, what a beautiful color! It looks so romantic and sunny :).

    June 18, 2014
  20. I want a huge bowl of this right now!! Can’t wait to make it!!!

    June 18, 2014
    • Hi Em, it is so good I have to make another batch mine is gone to a new home at the daughters. Thank you!

      June 18, 2014
  21. I love Campari too Suzanne. I would love this slushy drink! Hmmm. Maybe this weekend would be a great time to have one (or three) after all it is summer solstice, right? Can’t believe it is already so hot in NYC!

    June 18, 2014
    • Yes it’s brutal at 10 on its 88 degrees horrible. I dislike hit weather intensely and must say this was awfully good today! Thanks and hope you enjoy!

      June 18, 2014
  22. How refreshing, Suzanne! Another delightful frozen treat! 😀

    June 19, 2014
  23. yum. it’s winter here, but i’m going to drink this anyway.

    June 19, 2014
    • Yes and heard via other Australian bloggers its quite cold. NYC was sweltering yesterday but today promises to be more temperate. Thanks so much.

      June 19, 2014
      • It’s pretty cold…if you think 60 is cold (!)

        June 29, 2014
      • Not really cold but also not warm enough to have something this cold. At 60 I would still go for a hot cup of coffee.

        June 29, 2014
  24. This is the way to have campari! Beautiful post Suzanne. Such an elegant sorbet.

    June 19, 2014
    • Thank you, I have to admit it’s my favorite way to enjoy it and before this I had never had mint in a campari drink and it’s wonderful. From now on I will always have mint in my drink.

      June 19, 2014
  25. Oh my goodness, Suzanne! Looks fantastic and the color is so special! 🙂 I can finish all my meals with this spectacular sorbet. Simply perfect for the hot season! 🙂

    June 19, 2014
  26. Thank you Francesca, it’s light and refreshing and perfect for the hot summer weather.

    June 19, 2014
  27. I’m not crazy about Campari, but would love to try this! Sounds and looks so refreshing!!

    June 19, 2014
    • Campari is one of those that doesn’t fall in the middle, you usually either love it or hate it. This sorbet is delicious and the slight bitterness is reminiscent of grapefruit. Thanks Christina!

      June 19, 2014
  28. Very tasty and refreshing!

    June 19, 2014
  29. That Campari Sorbet and Soda looks so refreshing and beautiful!

    June 19, 2014
    • Don’t you just love the color, I love pink and this sorbet/drink is so beautiful. Thanks so much.

      June 20, 2014
  30. Oh! This would be wonderful; must try! The air conditioning was broken on my floor at work all week. Offices with 80+ degree temperatures, and naturally the windows don’t open. I think they’re afraid we’d all jump… 🙂

    June 20, 2014
    • LOL, don’t jump well I guess you can’t with windows that won’t open, geez I would be tempted to smash a chair through to get some air. It must be awful working in such a hot place. Hope the AC is fixed now.

      June 20, 2014
  31. Liz #

    amazing! exactly what I need right now as it’s hot in Minnesota, too. Thought of you last night when I made a negroni. Yay, campari 🙂

    June 20, 2014
  32. The sorbet looks pretty and super refreshing.

    June 20, 2014
  33. Fig & Quince #

    Wow, this is to die for. I wanna make this for SURE (really want to taste it but also love the color and look of it) and I love the idea of also being able to make a float. KEEPER!

    June 24, 2014

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