Yum Peaceful Cooking: Berry Mimosa Sorbet and a Winner!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Berry Mimosa Sorbet and a Winner!

Since I started this giveaway with Pomegranate Sorbet...I thought I'd end it with another sorbet.

This is more of a celebratory sorbet to go along with the theme of celebrating who won the Le Creuset Baking Dish

Btw...the winner gets to pick their color of choice (you don't have to have a red one).

Woo Hooo

So, what makes this sorbet more celebratory than the others?


Yep, this luscious dessert is for adults only. 

I'm thinking....Easter dessert here

(I'll let you know who won in a minute.....just hold your horses)

Berry Mimosa Sorbet
1 cup of your favorite juice. I happened to use V8 Splash, Berry Blend (not a bad start...kinda on the healthy side, right?)
1 cup sugar (ya...blew that healthy streak right out of the water)
1 cup Champagne (I used a White Zinfandel variety cuz...well...it was pretty)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

In a sauce, over medium heat, combine the juice and the sugar. Stirring until the sugar completely dissolves. Remove from heat. Add the lemon juice and set in the fridge for about an hour, to chill completely.

Make sure your champagne is chilling as well.

Once chilled, mix it all together and pour into a metal dish. I used a cake pan. Worked great!. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer over night. 

Remove from the freezer and "shred" with a fork to "fluff up"

Pat it down a little, cover with plastic wrap and freeze again for several hours or several days

And that's it. I did find that this sorbet didn't have as firm of a set but that's because of the alcohol. As far as I'm concerned though....it was firm enough. You could almost taste the bubbles! I'm seriously thinking of an Easter version....maybe one with lemonade and white champagne or something. 

Ok...sooo, on to the winner. 

I want to thank you all for participating in my first ever giveaway. It has been a lot of fun! Hopefully I get to do another one in the near future.

I don't have any of those fancy number spinning thingies...so I wrote all the names down on little pieces of paper.

Word of advice.....

Probably not such a good idea to use post-its

(duh!!! we'll blame it on the alcohol in the dessert)

Once again....I wrote all the names on little pieces of non-sticky paper and filled up my handy dandy margarita glass

Called my assistant over to pick a name

Look at her dig through those names! 

ooooooooh.....we have a winner....drum roll please 

BOB!!! From Cooking Stuff 

Come on down....you've won yourself a beautiful Le Creuset 12 x 9.5" rectangular baking dish

Contact me at peacefulcooking at gmail dot com, with your email address so that we can get your baking dish sent out to you!!!

Woooo Hoooo!! Congrats Bob!!!

Printable Version: Berry Mimosa Sorbet


  1. WooHoo! Yay for Bob! Your sorbet looks amazing, btw.

  2. Loving that sorbet--it is gorgeous. Congrats to Bob! ;-)

  3. Congrats to Bob!

    And I'm loving your sorbet...going to make it when my family gets here over Easter!

  4. Woot! Thanks Danielle! I won't tell anyone that I paid you to put my name on all the Post-It notes. ;)

  5. Congrats Bob!

    LMAO over the sticky notes, how funny.

  6. Yay BOB (does that stand for Bob ONLY Bribe) LOL Just joshing. Enjoy your goody!

  7. Yay Bob!!!!! Yum Sorbet! LOL Awesome!


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