Thursday, July 16, 2015

Thirsty Thursday


This Thirsty Thursday drink could not be any easier. Two ingredients, and no mixing required! All you need is a bottle of bubbly and any flavor of sorbet! This cocktail has summer evening written all over it. 


First you'll need to scoop your sorbet. I used this mini scoopso that the sorbet balls would fit in champagne glasses, but bigger scoops would work as well if you are using larger glasses. Here's my special trick for scooping sorbets and ice creams ahead of time: I place each ball in a cupcake wrapper inside of a muffin pan (the one pictured below is a mini). I wrap it all up in saran wrap, and when the time comes, poof! The ice cream is scooped and ready! This works for birthday parties when you want ice cream to go with cake, or for showers if you are doing a sundae bar, and of course for making this cocktail! 


Next, pop the champagne! This is guaranteed to make any Thursday 1000% better. I used to be twelve kinds of afraid about opening champagne. Then, I actually tried it and realized it was the easy peasiest thing ever. I still like a little extra courage though so I always use a dish towel on top of the cork, and I make sure the champagne is super chilled so the risk of a rogue cork is low. When you're ready to assemble, place the sorbet in your glass and (carefully and slowly) poor in the champagne. It will fizz up like there's no tomorrow, so again, my advice is: carefully and slooooooowly. I grabbed some mint from the garden to garnish, but I think a garnish matching your sorbet (a slice of lemon or orange or even a strawberry) would be just darling. 


I used a homemade watermelon sorbet for this drink because that's what we had on hand, but the combinations are endless! 


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Happy Thirsty Thursday!
Linking up here with Floral and Fudge!

10 comments:

  1. That would make a Thursday night 1000% better!! Thanks for sharing :) XO, Kelly

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  2. Love this! I am for sure trying this as soon as I can!

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  3. Wow!! Not only does this look delicious (anything with champange is a GREAT idea!) but it is so pretty too! This would be great for a birthday or shower!

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  4. YUM!!! I have to try this! So Easy!! And great tip for the sorbet!!

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  5. I loved doing this and mixing it up with different sorbet flavors! Lovely photos!

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  6. Very pretty, Mande! I love the champagne you used, too... I think it's Michelle, right?

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    1. Good eye!! Yes, Michelle :) Love a Brut and this one's at an excellent price point - especially if it's being used to make a cocktail!

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  7. Amanda, that's such a pretty pink drink!!
    I love your cupcake wrapper sorbet trick, too :)

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  8. Umm, YES! I swear champagne is my love language - I can't wait to give this a try!

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  9. I love this! So easy and simple. I'm finally in a place in my life where I feel like I can actually enjoy cocktails and things like this. It's taken me a long time but after our 5th loss a couple weeks ago I am finally done with our 6 year long TTC journey and ready to start living life. I'm no longer putting myself on hold!

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