There’s nothing we love more than a delicious cocktail on a warm Spring day. While a gin and tonic always hits the spot, why not spice things up and try a new recipe for your next party? Since the Dallas heat can be a lot, today we’re sharing 7 sorbet-based cocktails to keep you cool and refreshed!
Although there are plenty of recipes out there that involve making your own sorbet, we decided to skip the fuss and keep it easy with premade sorbet – because let’s be real, sometimes we like the simple route. So next time you have a craving for some cold sorbet, toss a little bubbly in the mix and treat yourself!
Check out these fun recipes below and let us know your thoughts!
Via Julie Blanner
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 slice lime
- 2 sprigs mint
- 2 oz white rum
- 2 oz club soda
- 2 scoops lime sorbet or sherbert
- Using a muddler or spoon, crush mint into lime and sugar.
- Add rum, club soda and stir.
- Add sorbet and enjoy!
RASPBERRY CHAMPANGE FLOAT
- Bottle of bubbly, chilled
- 1 container raspberry sherbet
- Pre-scoop the sherbet into a serving bowl and keep in the freezer until ready to use.
- Add 2-3 scoops of sherbet to a fluted glass and fill with sparkling wine or champagne.
- Use your stirrer to help break up the sherbet if you like.
GRAPEFRUIT LIME SHERBET FLOAT COCKTAIL
Via Whitney Bond
- 1 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
- ¼ cup fresh squeezed lime juice
- 2 oz vodka
- ½ cup ice
- 4 small scoops lime sherbet
- 1 cup ginger ale
- Juice the grapefruits and limes into a cocktail shaker.
- Add the vodka and ice to the shaker, and shake well.
- Place two scoops of sherbet in two separate cups.
- Pour half of the grapefruit lime vodka cocktail over the sherbet in one cup, and the other half over the sherbet in the other cup.
- Top each glass with ½ cup ginger ale.
SPARKLING SORBET FLOAT WITH FREIXENET
Via 100 Layer Cake
- Pomegranate Juice
- Fresh Raspberries
- Raspberry Sorbet
- Add 2 tablespoons of pomegranate juice to the bottom of each glass
- Then add a few small scoops of the raspberry sorbet and some fresh raspberries to each glass
- Top with chilled champagne
PROSECCO SORBET COCKTAILS
Via Baked Bree
- 1 bottle Prosecco
- Angostura Bitters
- 1 pint lemon sorbet
- 1 pint blood orange sorbet
- Add a 2-3 dashes of bitters to the bottom of a glass.
- Add a few small scoops of sorbet to the glass.
- Pour Prosecco over.
- Garnish with mint.
RASPBERRY SORBET WINE SPRITZER
- Raspberry sorbet
- A sweet white wine (Moscato works well)
- Ginger ale
- Fresh raspberries
- With a small cookie scoop, scoop out two balls of sorbet and place in a wine glass.
- Pour the white wine over the sorbet until the glass is about ¾ of the way full.
- Pour the ginger ale to fill the remaining ¼ of the glass.
- Garnish with fresh raspberries, if desired.
BLACK PEPPER-RASPBERRY SORBET WITH PROSECCO
Via Food & Wine
- One 750-milliliter bottle Prosecco, chilled
- 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 pint raspberry sorbet, softened slightly
- In a large bowl, sprinkle the pepper all over the sorbet and fold it in with a rubber spatula. Cover and freeze for about 3 hours, until firm.
- Chill 8 champagne saucers. Using a 1/2-ounce ice cream scoop, place 3 scoops of sorbet in each saucer. Pour about 1/3 cup of Prosecco into each saucer.