Oh yeah. These Blood Orange Sorbet Gin Floats are perfect for spring. These would fit perfectly in an Easter Brunch and work just as well in the evening as a before dinner drink. Yes I said before dinner. Sorbet is acceptable any time of day, don’t you know.
If you love gin and tonics, then you will love this drink. And the blood orange sorbet adds such a nice sweetness. I’m pretty new to the gin and tonic game. The addition of the sorbet sort of eased me in to the somewhat unusual (to me) taste of the gin. I really like trying out new spirits so it was fun playing around with this.
This small batch tonic is meant to be used with soda water but you could certainly sub this out for regular tonic water. And you could also switch out the blood orange sorbet for another flavor. I think raspberry might be quite nice.
The real game changer, for me though, is the Meyer lemon. I LOVE me some Meyer lemons. It really made rounded out this drink for me. I’m sure a regular lemon would work fine too, or lime juice, but Meyer lemons have my heart. And that rosemary sprig acts as a fun stir stick for as the sorbet melts in to the drink. It goes really well with the botanical notes of the gin. I totally sound like I know what I’m talking about don’t I?
- 1 - 1 1/2 oz or your favorite Gin
- .75 oz of Jack Rudy tonic
- One scoop of blood orange sorbet (or other flavor)
- Juice of 1/2 - 1 Meyer lemon
- One sprig of fresh rosemary
- Club Soda (to top off drink)
- To a glass, add one scoop of your favorite sorbet.
- Add gin and tonic.
- Top off with soda water.
- Take rosemary sprig in your hand give it a clap to release some oils.
- Add rosemary sprig to glass and stir.
- Continue to stir as the sorbet melts.