Thirsty Thursday: Lemon Sorbet Punch

By: Kelsey Vala
Related To:
LEMON_SORBET_PUNCH_H_.jpg

LEMON_SORBET_PUNCH_H_.jpg

LEMON_SORBET_PUNCH_H_.jpg

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

Some drinks are just simply nostalgic. Take, for example, lemonade. My fondest childhood memories of summer include tending my lemonade stand and drinking endless cups of this tart beverage.

But now, as the summer heat settles in, I’m longing for an adult version of my favorite summertime drink. This Lemon Sorbet Punch -- a far cry from your powdered lemonade mix -- is every bit as cooling and refreshing as lemonade on a hot day. Fresh lemon juice and sugar are combined with icy lemon sorbet and bubbly seltzer. This punch gets an extra zing from vodka (feel free to adjust the amount to your liking) and is topped with plump raspberries.

It’s enough to evoke nostalgia for those 10-cent cups of lemonade on a hot summer day.

Bottoms up, folks.

Recipe courtesy Bobby Deen

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unrefined sugar
  • 12 cups lemon sorbet
  • 4 1/4 cups seltzer
  • 2 shots vodka
  • Fresh raspberries

Directions:

Combine the lemon juice and sugar in a pitcher and set aside. Combine the lemon sorbet, lemon juice mixture, seltzer and vodka in a punch bowl. Decorate with some fresh raspberries.

Want more top cocktail recipes and expert bartending tips? Sign up for our free cocktails newsletter.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Thirsty Thursday: Peach Sangria

Cooking Channel's three-ingredient punch is uncomplicated, refreshing, and chock-full of summer's best peaches.

Thirsty Thursday: Pairing Wine With Summer Recipes

When the weather warms up and outdoor eating is in full swing it's the perfect excuse to put together a wine and food party with friends

Thirsty Thursday: Our Summer Cocktail Party Playlist

The essential component to any summer cocktail party isn't the right balance between tequila and salt, but the musical ingredients that create the perfect soundtrack.

On TV

Home for the Holidays

So Much Pretty Food Here