French Martini Sorbet

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Sabrina Bone
"We live in the Napa Valley, where we developed our passion for great food and wine. This is a twist on one of my favorite cocktails. The red food coloring gives the sorbet a light rose color, but it is optional. Three small scoops in a martini glass make an elegant presentation."—Lynnsey Elshere, American Canyon, CA

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 207
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 46.4 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Calcium 14 mg

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup water
3 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup Chambord (raspberry-flavored liqueur)
2 tablespoons vodka
3 drops red food coloring (optional)

Preparation

1. Combine sugar and 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool completely.

2. Combine sugar mixture, juices, Chambord, vodka, and food coloring, if desired, in a large bowl; stir well. Pour mixture into the freezer can of an ice-cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Spoon sorbet into a freezer-safe container; cover and freeze 8 hours or overnight.

Note:

Lynnsey Elshere, American Canyon, CA,

August 2008