Desserts / Recipes

Spiked Strawberry Sorbet and Red Fruit Salad

Here are couple of easy, light desserts, both using homemade strawberry sorbet, that will brighten any diner parties, especially during those hot Louisiana summer days!

Strawberry Colonel

Place a couple of scoops of plain strawberry sorbet in a chilled martini glass and float with Strawberry Brandy.

Spiked Strawberry Sorbet and Red Fruit Salad

Place a scoop of spiked strawberry sorbet in a chilled martini glass and top with the red fruit salad.

Homemade Strawberry Sorbet (yields 1 quart)

strawberry colonel

1 lb fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
juice of half a lemon
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp water
1 egg white
1/2 cup Baton Rouge Distilling Strawberry Brandy (optional)

Puré in a blender the strawberries and lemon juice. Pass the mixture through a sieve and discard the seeds.
In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water, and bring to a boil.
In a bowl, beat the egg white until foamy. Keep whisking and gradually add the warm syrup, building a runny meringue.
Fold the meringue in the strawberry purée, cover with a plastic wrap, and place in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Once the mixture is chilled, pour it into an ice-cream maker and let it churn about 20 minutes. At this time, the sorbet can be spiked by adding the Strawberry Brandy. It will need to churn a few more minutes and the consistency will be softer because of the alcohol.

Red Fruit Salad

spiked straweberry sorbet and red fruit salad

6 oz of raspberries
6 oz of blackberries
6 oz of strawberries, hulled and quartered
juice of a half lemon
2 to 3 tbsp of basil infused simple syrup
2 to 3 tbsp of Strawberry Brandy

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for a couple of hours.

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