Limoncello Sorbet

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Having made Limoncello recently, I have been having fun experimenting with ways to serve the liqueur. This sorbet can be served as a palate cleanser or can be incorporated into desserts or cocktails. It is simple to make, but does need to be made a day ahead in order to have time to freeze. But that means that there is still time to make it for New Year’s Day!¬†

This Limoncello Sorbet starts out icy, but quickly melts into a slushy consistency so that it can be sipped rather than eaten.

Ingredients

2 c. water

1 c. sugar

2 lemons

1 c. Limoncello, or to taste

Directions

1. Make a simple syrup out of water and sugar. Place water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently to dissolve sugar. Once sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and stir in the juice of one lemon. Allow to cool. Stir in Limoncello. Pour into a glass container, cover tightly and freeze overnight.

2. Before serving, “fluff” sorbet with a fork and then divide between small glasses. (I used 2 oz. tequilla glasses.) Squirt each serving with a little bit of juice from the remaining lemon. Serve immediately.

Happy New Year!