Monday, June 30, 2008

Blue Orange Sorbet

Sorbets may take a little more effort than frozen cocktails, but they are worth it. The blue curacao gives this sorbet its beautiful color and adds to the perfect orange flavor of the finished frozen dessert. If you like sorbets, you'll also like the Vodka Lemon Sorbet.


          • 1/2 cup vodka
          • 2 oz blue curacao
          • 1 1/2 cup sugar
          • 3 cups water
          • grated orange zest
          • 3 1/2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and water until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Add the orange zest; stir until mixture comes to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand approximately 10 minutes.
  4. Place a fine strainer over a large bowl and pour syrup mixture through (straining out any zest).
  5. Add lemon juice and vodka and blue curacao to the strained syrup mixture; stir until thoroughly blended.

Ice Cream Maker Method:
Transfer mixture to ice cream maker, process according to manufacturere's instructions.

Freezer Method:
Pour into a container, cover and place mixture in the freezer. When it is semi-solid, mash it up with a fork and refreeze again. When frozen place in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Cover and refreeze until ready to serve.