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Strawberry & Watermelon Sorbet Cocktail

Thank you Perrier for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and options are my own!

I finally pulled out my ice cream maker from my bottom cabinet and set out to make watermelon sorbet. I love making ice cream recipes but for some reason this summer my maker sat unused. We were busy, traveling, working, doing a million other things. That’s okay – I could let it get me down (think of all the ice cream I could have made) but really, some seasons just require different things. Despite my lack of ice cream recipes this year, I was inspired to make a watermelon sorbet when I had leftover watermelon taking over nearly half of my refrigerator.

To make things a little spicy (in the fun way not actual spice way 😉 ,) I went ahead and turned my sorbet into a cocktail ingredient! I had a box of delicious Strawberry Perrier sitting next to me and I thought they would go together beautifully – just add a little white rum to taste!

Annnnnnd…. I was right! Today I am going to share that recipe with you. If you don’t want to make your own sorbet to create this drink, that’s a-okay! You can just pick up a pink sorbet at the store to replace it!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 1/3 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 4 cups of Watermelon Cut into small chunks
  • White Rum
  • Strawberry Perrier

 

HOW TO MAKE THE SORBET

  1. In a pan on medium heat, mix water, lemon juice, and sugar until sugar is melted. Set aside.
  2. Blend watermelon together in a blender.
  3. Using a sieve, collect the juice from the watermelon pulp in a bowl.
  4. Combine the juice with the sugar mixture.
  5. Once all mixed, set in fridge until completely cool (2-6 hours)
  6. Pour mixture into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions (usually let mix about 20-30 minutes.)
  7. Enjoy right away for a soft serve taste or place in freezer proof container and let freeze for 5+ hours to achieve a thicker consistency.

PS: I am using the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker attachment for all these recipes and I love it! I recommend it if you already have a KitchenAid and are wanting to get into making ice cream!

 

HOW TO MAKE THE COCKTAIL

  1. Set out glasses and gather ingredients.
  2. Add a shot of white rum to each glass.
  3. Fill glasses halfway with Strawberry Perrier.
  4. Add two scoops of sorbet.
  5. Enjoy!

As the summer days come to an end, soak up the sun and linger on your porch a little longer. We love the fruity, vibrant taste of this cocktail! Strawberry Perrier is also wonderful on it’s own – so feel free to find your flavor and soak up this season!


  • Abi Tomberlin

    mmmm, look good! I love Perrier too, but haven’t tried their Strawberry!! I’ll have to look for it.

    • It is SOOOOO good. Kind of like your rose watermelon but different! Also yes on the Strawberry! It is so darn good.

    • PS: You should link your blog in your disqus profile so that when people click on your name they can head over to your website!!

      XOXO

  • This recipe looks so yummy and the photos are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!

  • Kristine Circenis

    This recipe sounds so tasty and I love how simple it is to make!

  • This is looks so refreshing and tasty! Great add on for a summer gathering.

    Priscilla
    http://thestylishflaneuse.com

  • Amanda | Maple Alps

    These look really refreshing!

  • This looks so tasty! Such a great use for watermelon. 🙂

  • Your comment on the watermelon taking up half the fridge cracked me up. That is our life right now haha! May have to give this recipe a try to use it up.

    • YES!! haha. Just being real! I was like this watermelon is everywhere 😉