Tropical Sorbet Spritzer

Tropical Sorbet Spritzer

Our Tropical Sorbet Spritzer, using fresh lime and kiwi, is a delightful and refreshing beverage that is perfect to serve at an alfresco teatime.

Tropical Sorbet Spritzer
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 13/4 cups peeled and chopped kiwi (from about 6 kiwi)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup prepared tropical fruit green tea*
  • ½ teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup cold Champagne, divided
  • ½ cup lemon-lime soda
  • Garnish: kiwi slices and fresh mint leaves
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mash the zest with 1 teaspoon sugar.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium- high heat, combine ¾ cup sugar, water, and corn syrup; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until the syrup is clear, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature.
  3. In a blender, puree the sugared zest, cooled sugar syrup, kiwi, lime juice, and prepared tea. Freeze the kiwi mixture in an ice-cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Place in freezer.
  4. In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over ¼ cup Champagne. Let soften for 1 minute.
  5. In a small saucepan, combine the remaining ¼ cup sugar, remaining Champagne, and soda. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Add warm Champagne mixture to cold gelatin mixture, and whisk to dissolve gelatin.
  6. Divide the gelatin mixture among 4 (6-ounce) teacups. (Gelatin will be soft.) Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours. Using a small ice-cream scoop, place 3 scoops of prepared kiwi sorbet into each cup. Garnish with kiwi slices and mint leaves, if desired.
Notes
*We used used Mighty Leaf Green Tea Tropical.

 

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