Sparkling Blood Orange Cocktail
Recipe and Image Nidhi | coco_and_chili
What a delicious way to kick off the festive season and beginning of Summer with this delicious Sparkling Blood Orange Cocktail using prosecco from our friends at The Prosecco Van.
For the Cocktail
The Prosecco Van Prosecco, 1x Bottle
Blood Orange Sorbet, homemade (recipe follows) or store bought, 1 quantity
Scoop 2-3 little scoops of sorbet into you glass. Top with The Prosecco Van Prosecco and enjoy immediately!
You will have some Prosecco spare for seconds which you’ll surely want!
Blood Orange Sorbet
Blood Orange Juice, fresh 600ml
Blood Orange Cointreau 30ml (Optional)
Heat 200ml juice and sugar over low heat till sugar dissolves. Mix with rest of the orange juice, add the Cointreau and chill in the fridge for 45mins to 1 hour. Churn in ice cream machine and transfer to an airtight container and freeze for 2 hours.
*If you do not have an ice cream machine, freeze the mixture in an airtight container for 3 hours or till mostly frozen, transfer to a blender and blend, freeze again. Repeat this step at least once more, if you have the time and inclination repeating the step twice will give amazing results.
*Note: Start the sorbet at least 1 day before serving, especially if you’re making it without an ice cream machine. It can easily be made 1 week prior to serving, just remove it from the freezer 5-10 mins before scooping.
*If you do not have Blood Oranges, mandarin juice or regular orange juice works too.
Tip: Scoop out little scoops of the sorbet on a lined baking tray cover and freeze to make light work of it while serving, especially while entertaining.
This recipe makes more than you need, leftovers are a perfect treat for the Aussie Summer.