It has been a while since I have participated in Fiesta Friday, It’s about time I join the party again. Angie has been great, checking in on me and I so appreciate it. We are but a few short weeks away from the start of Summer and I thought I would bring a cooling, refreshing sorbet to the party. Now this is sorbet with a kick, it’s made with Rose’ and some fruit. It’s great on it’s own or made into an ice cold spritzer with some sparkling water or even add a scoop to some prosecco!! This week’s party is hosted by sweet Angie@The Novice Gardener and the lovely co hosts are Laurie @ ten.times.tea and Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook. Welcome Laurie, this is her first time hosting!!!
About a week ago Aleksandra a regular on Food52, a friend and author of the gorgeous (James Beard nominated) blog Three Little Halves posted a question on the Hotline asking for ideas on what to do with a bottle of Rose’ wine that she was not in love with to drink but wanted to use so as not to waste. We went back and forth she eventually decided on a jelly, I had suggested a sorbet. Inspired by our conversation I decided to make sorbet out of rose’. I used the great recipe by David Lebovitz for Rasberry Rose sorbet and changed it a bit using juicy ripe peaches along with the raspberry and a hint of orange (2 small pieces of tangerine skin).
Blended, strained and ready to chill
Peach,Raspberry Rose’ Sorbet
Adapted from a recipe by David Lebovitz
Serves 6-8 depending on serving size
2 cups rose’
2/3 cup sugar
3 cups raspberries and peaches
small piece of orange or tangerine peel
Pour the rose’ and sugar in a non reactive saucepan, bring to a boil and immediately removed from the heat. Add the raspberries, peaches and orange peel. Let sit until it reaches room temperature then blend until smooth. Pour through a sieve into a bowl or container and refrigerate until very cold.
Process using manufacturers directions in your ice cream maker.
Serve on it’s own as a palette cleansing sorbet or add a couple of scoops to sparkling water for a delicious and refreshing drink.
A great way to enjoy wine!!
Lemon,Lime Campari Sorbet
It has been really hot in NYC, too hot to cook. My thoughts have turned to cold drinks and one of my favorite light on the alcohol summer drinks is Campari and soda. Campari is a liquor made from herbs and fruits and is widely used as an apertif in Europe. I was first introduced to Campari when I lived in Italy and every time I take a sip it takes me back there, sipping the cold, slightly bitter drink in a cafe in Naples, well actually I drank them while traveling the entire coast of Italy. A Campari and soda is usually served with a slice of lime, so I took that lovely combination of flavors and made a sorbet. It’s makes a wonderful float or can be eaten on it’s own. The sorbet, because it contains alcohol takes a little longer to freeze than a regular fruit sorbet so be patient. The first time I made this the scoop of sorbet sunk to the bottom of the glass, to solve this problem I found that by whipping the sorbet at intervals while it’s freezing produces a scoop that floats beautifully in your glass. You can of course skip that step it’s totally optional.
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
Very cold seltzer, club soda or sparkling water
- 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. (See step 3 for optional method) Chill your seltzer, club soda or sparkling water make sure its very cold.
- Get a tall glass put two scoops of the sorbet in each glass and fill with the ice cold sparkling water, club soda or seltzer. Garnish with a slice of lemon or lime and a sprig of mint. Enjoy!
- This step is optional: If you want your scoop of sorbet to float you have to whip it. Here is what you do: After taking out of the ice cream machine put in the freezer for 1 1/2 hours take it out and whip it with your electric mixer right in the container you are freezing it in. Beat for one minute it will get slushy thats ok. Put it back in the freezer for another 2 hours then take it out and whip it again for another minute return to the freezer and let it freeze. Because it has alcohol in it it takes longer to freeze to a scoopable consistency. If you don’t care if your sorbet sinks to the bottom of the glass omit this step.
- I purposely made the sorbet very intense so when added to soda water you an really taste the flavors. If you want to make the sorbet less intense simply decrease the lemon/lime and add water equal to what you took from the citrus.