Red Currant Sorbet with Vodka

This was the first year, that I can remember that we have had red currants for over a month! Usually the birds get them! I picked a second crop and decided to make some red currant sorbet with vodka. This sorbet has an intense red currant flavor ( not too sweet)  followed by a hint of vodka. I think the red currant and a vodka flavor go well together.

6 Cups of Red Currants

Juice of 2 oranges

Zest of one orange

1 cup of sugar

¼ cup of Vodka

Pot, cheese cloth, strainer

Place red currants, orange juice, zest and sugar in a pot on the stove. Take a potato masher and mash the currants. Set temperature on high until it comes to a boil then turn down to medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes. Remove from stove and pour mixture into a cheese cloth/ strainer to remove 4 cups of juice. If you don’t have exactly 4 cups of liquid just add enough water to make 4 cups.

Refrigerate for 2 hours. Once the juice has cooled down add ¼ cup of Vodka. Place juice in sorbet/ ice cream maker and follow instruction for making sorbet.

6 cups of red currants including stems, add 1 cup of sugar

Add zest of one orange, juice of 2 oranges

Mash with potato masher and put on high heat

strain, remove 4 cups of juice, refedgerate and place in sorbet maker with 1/4 cup of Vodka

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7 Responses to Red Currant Sorbet with Vodka

  1. Anna says:

    Looks delish. Do you leave the stems on while cooking?

    • Don Statham says:

      Hi Anna, Yes leave stems – even the leaves on. You cook it for such a short time and then strain the cooked currants over cheese clothe. Whole thing takes 10 minutes plus making the sorbet- 15- 20 minutes. So easy!

  2. nexi says:

    I’ve experimented with using the microwave for soft fruits and berries recently with some success; useful for small quantities.

    • Don Statham says:

      Thanks for this. I don’t own a microwave, but I bet a lot of people do and would find it very useful. That said, it only takes 10 minutes on the stove to make the red currant syrup!

      Best, Don

  3. Salix says:

    That looks wonderful. I make a black currant sorbet with cointreau

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