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Vodka Lemon Sorbet

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Lemon Sorbet - Blue Ice Vodka

Lemon Sorbet - Blue Ice Vodka

Photo Credit: © Blue Ice Vodka
Sorbets are a great way to cool down in the summer and serve as a light, chilled dessert for brunch and lunch. While they are more time consuming than blended drinks, they are worth every minute of your time. This sorbet is lemon-flavored and spiked with vodka, of which I suggest using a premium brand simply because they taste so much better.

Ingredients:

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

Preparation:

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

Ice Cream Maker Method:
Transfer mixture to ice cream maker, process according to manufacturer’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.

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