How to Make Raspberry Sorbetto Mimosas (& Mini Mocktails)

These drinks are the perfect way to slow down a bit on your Mother's Day weekend. They're one part dessert, a sweet treat for a special day, and one part cocktail/mocktail. Bubbles = blessings, and in motherhood there are many. Serve them as frozen mimosas for brunch, or call them bellinis and enjoy them on the patio at the end of the day in the fading sunlight before the rat race begins again anew.

(Image: Shaina Olmanson)
(Image: Shaina Olmanson)

Raspberry Sorbetto

(Image: Shaina Olmanson)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook & freeze time: 4 hours

Things You'll Need

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

  • 6 cups frozen raspberries

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

Step 1

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then reduce heat to low and continue to simmer for five minutes . Remove from heat, pour into a heat-proof bowl, and refrigerate until chilled.

Step 2

Once the syrup is chilled, combine the raspberries, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a food processor. Blend until smooth.

Step 3

Press the mixture through a sieve to remove pulp and seeds. Process the mixture in an ice cream maker. Transfer to a container and freeze.

Tip

No ice cream maker? No problem. Make a granita. Once your raspberry mixture is pressed through the sieve, place it two gallon zip-top bags. Seal and place in the freezer, massaging the bags every hour or so until frozen. Scoop and serve.

Raspberry Sorbetto Mimosas (Bellinis)

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Prep time: 3 minutes

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup raspberry sorbetto (recipe below)

  • 1 cup chilled prosecco or dry sparkling wine

  • 6 fresh raspberries

Step 1

Scoop sorbetto between two champagne flutes.

Step 2

Top off the sorbetto with prosecco, splitting between the two glasses. Garnish with fresh raspberries. Makes 2 cocktails.

Raspberry Sorbetto Mocktails

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Prep time: 3 minutes

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup raspberry sorbetto (recipe below)

  • 1 cup chilled peach or grapefruit sparkling fruit juice (like Izze)

  • 6 fresh raspberries

Step 1

Scoop sorbetto between two glasses.

Step 2

Top off the sorbetto with the sparkling juice, splitting between the two glasses. Garnish with fresh raspberries. Makes 2 mocktails.

(Image: Shaina Olmanson)