It is freezing cold here – and by that I actually mean that the temperature is hovering in the teens with it averaging about 15° Celsius during the day. We don’t really experience weather in the single digits, and every now and then in the middle of winter, we have an extremely hot day. Dave has swum in the sea on the 28th of June, right in the middle of winter. I am not that brave however. I will though eat a cold bowl of sorbet on those warm winter days and as they are always unexpected I make sure that I have a container safe and sound in the freezer.
Today’s inspirational recipe from Lavender and Lime ♥ Blackcurrant And Vodka Sorbet ♥ #LavenderAndLime Click To Tweet
This summer I played around with a lot of various flavour combinations. The sorbets were not lasting that long during the heat wave and so our choices changed every few days. One flavour I wanted to try was blackcurrant and vodka. I managed to get some frozen blackcurrants from the berry farm and I always have a bottle of good vodka in the freezer. I liked the boozy flavour combination and it made a perfect summer’s afternoon refresher. Alcoholic sorbet does not freeze as solidly as child friendly sorbet does, so you have to make sure you get it from plate to spoon quite quickly! Or you could make an ice cold drink from the blackcurrant and vodka sorbet.
what alcohol would you add to your sorbet?
Blackcurrant And Vodka Sorbet
- 500 g blackcurrants (frozen weight)
- 15 mls lemon juice
- 190 mls simple syrup
- 50 mls vodka
- Thaw the blackcurrants overnight in the fridge
- Blend the blackcurrants in a food processor with the lemon juice until juiced
- Pass through a chinois and measure off 300mls of the juice
- Add the simple syrup and mix well
- Churn in your ice cream maker
- Add the vodka halfway through the churning process
- Freeze in an airtight container
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- two years ago – wasabi
43 thoughts on “Blackcurrant And Vodka Sorbet”
Maybe not an alcohol but apple juice? 😀
These are great creations!
You can omit the vodka with pleasure 🙂
looks great Tandy, eating boozey sorbet would surely keep me warm, no?!!
it should … 🙂
I wish blackcurrants were easier to find here! This sorbet sounds lovely.
Finally, an ingredient we get easier than you – makes my heart sing a little as a lot of what you blog about I cannot find!
🙂 Mandy xo
Thanks Mandy 🙂
SOunds delicious anf I love the shot of the three sorbets!
Thanks Tanya 🙂
I love the sound of this sorbet! In fact the blackcurrants make me think of creme de cassis which I adore! 😀 Stay warm Tandy!
I have never tried creme de cassis – best I head off to the bottle store!
Delicious looking sorbets!
Thanks yummnychunklet 🙂
Love the look of this! I would also use vodka. I love it with fruit and also love to make infusions.
I have to try and make some infusions this summer 🙂
Yummy idea, Tandy. 🙂
Thanks AD 🙂
I think vodca works well. Yummy 🙂
thank you Marta 🙂
Wow I am shocked you got this to freeze with the vodka inside. Looks delicious.
Maybe it helped that the Vodka was already in the freezer 🙂
Vodka sounds perfect Tandy 🙂
Thanks Brydie 🙂
I would like some of all these flavours, how delicious and refreshing, this will be something for me to try in the ice-cream maker 🙂
Let me know how it works out 🙂
I yet have to make sorbet, but have added vodka when making frozen yogurt…looks rest and very creamy your sorbet…perfect for the summer.
Have a great weekend Tandy 😀
That combination sounds very interesting Juliana 🙂
The picture is amazing, love the choice of 3 colours
Thank you Usha 🙂
Greetings from the UK where unbelievably it is 27 degrees celsius!! Your sorbet will come in very handy, Tandy, thank you!
I am amazed and happy for you that you are having such an amazing summer!
yum yum, come spring i will have to try this
You will love it!
this looks super delicious Tandy!
thanks Bernice 🙂
your sorbets look Amazing & very colourful too, Tandy! I must make this one because it looks so tasty & when my berries are ripe, I have plenty to use up!
Fresh berries will make this sorbet even better!