Friday, May 21, 2010

Something So Simple : Sgroppino

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It's Friday! Because we've come to the end of our week I'm going to keep this post incredibly short and simple. You probably want to sip on a glass of something delightful, maybe nosh on a few nibbly bits, kick up your feet, and look forward to the weekend ahead. You probably don't want to sit here reading paragraph after paragraph, so I'll get to it.

What you do want (trust me on this) is to make this cocktail, now!
'Sgroppino' was made for our cooking club last weekend by the ever lovely Rachelle over at Use the Good China (who, as a side note might I add has returned to food blogging, hooray!). To be completely honest I've made it twice since my first taste last Saturday. No I'm not a lush. I promise. We've had friends/family over for dinners twice this week, for which I wanted to serve a cocktail, and this simple spirit has me smitten, clearly. I have a weakness for just about anything champagne, cocktails, cupcakes you name it! On top of the champagne you add a hefty cup of vodka and 1/2 pint of slightly sweet, tart lemon sorbet. Mix all the ingredients in a gorgeous glass pitcher and that's it, viola! Simple, quick, and assured to be a crowd pleaser (or a Friday night delight). Garnish with whatever your heart desires; raspberries, citrus, edible flowers, you get the idea. This simple concoction can be modified to suit whatever your tastebuds desire with the switch of sorbet flavors. You could use just about any kind of sorbet you'd like, perhaps a homemade rhubarb, or a good store bought raspberry? The possibilities are only limited by your imagination (or the sorbet available in your grocers freezer)! This cocktail does come with a warning though: DO NOT attempt to share this with any less than four or you'll be sorry the next morning, one or two martinis pack quite the punch!

Happy Friday all, I wish you a relaxing weekend filled with lots of sunshine, relaxation, food and fun!



1 cup vodka - ice cold
1 bottle of champagne - super chilled
1/2 pint sorbet of your choice (lemon traditionally)


1. In a large pitcher combine vodka and sorbet. Whisk until both are incorporated and mixture is a bit frothified.
2. Slowly pour your champagne into the mixture, stir gently to combine.
3. Serve in chilled champagne or martini glasses with the garnish of your choice.

Chin Chin!

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Callie Anne said...

looks scrumptious! can't wait to try it with some grapefruit sorbet I'm making!