The other night Shaker One was in the mood for an adult beverage but wanted to try something different. So off I went to rummage around in the bar, fridge and pantry…….nothing grabbed me. Until I poked my head in the frezer and spied some Haagen Dazs raspberry sorbet. Suddenly I remembered my lovely bottle of Creme de Mure and inspiration struck!
Now I’ve used sorbet in place of ice in several martinis before. You get some of the flavor of the sorbet itself as well as a lovely texture to the drink……thicker in an almost fluffy way. I love that technique.
So into the shaker went:
2 large spoonfuls raspberry sorbet
1 shot Creme de Mure
3 shots vodka
2 shots fresh lemon juice
Shake, strain and finish with a dash of lemon bitters. Now that may sound like a lot of lemon juice to you, but trust me- you need the bite of citrus to balance the syrupy sweetness of the Creme de Mure as well as the sweet sorbet. This is a lovely drink, sweet without being at all cloying or “dessert-y” and the raspberry marries with the blackberry liquor beautifully. Though I think it would make a lovely light after dinner option in place of dessert. I loved the slightly slushee, slightly foamy mouth feel that the sorbet produced. You can see it here:
Raspberry Sorbetini~ I’d give this one 4 1/2 olives. We’ll have to get Shaker Two to give it a try and chime in.