Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pink Grapefruit-Tequila Sorbet

If I could hibernate through any season, it would be summer. I'd sleep away the triple digit temperatures and high humidity of Kansas summers and stir from my slumber in late September. I'd be 15 pounds lighter and ready to pack on my winter weight and watch college football. Such thoughts are really nonsense. I really need to suck it up and embrace the immortal words of Gloria Gaynor. "I will survive!" I'll endure the heat with thoughts of homegrown tomatoes and watermelons in my future, and I'll make various frozen treats to distract me from the weather.

Pink Grapefruit-Tequila Sorbet
From Southwest Flavors: Santa Fe School of Cooking

  • 4 cups pink grapefruit juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  1. Mix the juice and sugar until dissolved. Chill for 1 hour in the refrigerator. Freeze in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer's instructions. Since alcohol slows the freezing process, add the tequila when the mixture is semi-frozen. If you don't have an ice cream maker, you could probably simply freeze the mixture as you would a granita.
  2. Enjoy
If you could escape any season, what season would it be and where would you flee?

drink plenty of water,


Debbie said...

I am soooo making this for a hot summer night. Humidity? What's that? LOL.

Amanda said...

Yum! I made 5 different kinds of sorbet for our July 4th party. I just finished last night and they're all in the freezer now. I made blueberry (with vodka), strawberry, pineapple, peach and watermelon. My favorites are the strawberry and pineapple, but the others are great too.

muddywaters said...

Debbie: I'll take some of that dry Nevada heat about right now. My wife just returned from San Diego, where the high was 69 and the low was 67. I can tolerate that temperature range.

Amanda: What a great idea for the 4th. All of your guest will enjoy sampling the various sorbets. What fun! I'm going to try some more sorbets and ice creams this week.

Jane said...

I could definitely do without winter. Hate it! There's a possibility that we'll be moving to Palm Beach, FL in December...my dreams of no winter may actually come true!! WOOOOHOOOOO!

Nella said...

As much as I hate 90+ heat coupled with 90+ humidity. As much as I hate ice storms. As much as I hate endless rains flooding everything. I would not give any of it up for the glorious Fall. Fall is my reward.
Actually, it really isn't all that bad. Each bad weather event only lasts a few days...not weeks and weeks as in other places in the world. I can handle it.
(I love the Midwest)