Grapefruit–Campari Sorbet

Friday, September 7, 2012

Because the summer isn't really over until the temperatures break–and I keep the weather for Princeton, NJ and Bedford, TX (our respective hometowns) right next to SF on my future phone, so I know they haven't!

Grapefruit-Campari Sorbet
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 cups grapefruit juice
1/2 cup Campari

Mix the water and sugar together in a small pan over low heat, and bring to a boil until sugar dissolves. Allow simple syrup to boil for exactly 4 minutes (this will give the sorbet the best consistency). Remove from heat and cool (makes just over 1 cup). 

Combine grapefruit juice and Campari, and add 1 cup of cooled syrup. Adjust to taste–you may want to add an extra tablespoon or two if you prefer it less tart. Remember, the mixture will taste slightly sweet in liquid form than it does frozen. 

Freeze in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer's instructions. If you don't have an ice cream machine, don't despair–they also make great popsicles! After churning, allow sorbet to set in freezer at least two hours.

Image and Recipe by Liz V. Photography (formerly Zested), first featured on Mowielicious.


  1. This sorbet seems to be very good!

    have a nice weekend

  2. This looks refreshing and delish!! I am a sucker for anything grapefruit! Weather is a little dreary here today and they are calling for rain tomorrow so I think this would be the perfect thing to brighten up a hot, humid and grey weekend!

  3. It's 86 degrees here (sigh) but it should be cooling down this weekend. I can't wait to break out my Fall wardrobe. Happy weekend~

  4. Oh yum! I bet this tastes as good as it looks :-)

  5. wow, it's so hot here I need 5 of those!!! looks yummy!

  6. Yum. Summer is for sure not over. I had to turn on the AC today (boo). This drink would be so refreshing on a hot day like today.

  7. As it's nearing 90 degrees on the coast this sounds just delightful!

  8. looks refreshing. I could use that for another few months here in florida.

  9. yum, it seems to be delish
    like your blog, would be happy if we could follow each other :)

  10. Hahaha, this is getting silly!
    Every time I stop by here I end up with a craving for booze. Which is saying a lot since I am not much of a drinker :)

    This one looks extra-super-fab!


  11. LOVE that color!! You could design an entire wedding around that!!

  12. I know it's only Monday but I need one of this... please? hehe

  13. I know it's only Monday but I need one of this... please? hehe

  14. I know it's only Monday but I need one of this... please? hehe

  15. Agh that looks & sounds delightful for this sore throat I have!



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