Cool down with a chilled, bubbly beverage. This Cranberry Sorbet Cocktail is a great choice because it's easy to make, looks fancy, and tastes delicious. Simply prepare homemade the cranberry-champagne sorbet in a Stasher bag, scoop it into a martini glass, then top it with bubbly champagne. Yum!
Cranberry Sorbet Cocktail
- 2 cups fresh cranberries
- 1 cup champagne + more for cocktails
- 1 cup white grape juice
- 3/4 cup sugar
Add the cranberries, champagne, grape juice and sugar to a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil over a medium heat and cook until the cranberries begin to pop and soften.
Now, you have two choices here and it really comes down to preference and convenience. You can transfer the mixture directly to your reusable silicone Stasher bag and let it cool. Then, using your hands, squish the mixture to break up the cranberries even more. If you want a smoother sorbet, puree the mixture in a blender before transferring it.
Once the mixture is in the bag, place it in the freezer. Leave it there for about an hour, then every 30 minutes massage the mixture in the bag. This prevents the contents from becoming a block of ice and mimics an ice cream machine. Continue this until the mixture is frozen but still moveable, similar to soft serve ice cream.
Scoop your cranberry sorbet right from the bag into a martini glass and top off with plenty of champagne.
This post was written for Stasher by our friend Jerry Jerry Stone. Jerry has also contributed to Discovery Channel, Whole Foods Market and TreeHugger.