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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