Sorbet Vodkas: Low in Calories and Full of Flavor!
As a mixologist new alcohol is always exciting. It is like a new toy to a kid; it fills you with wonder and excitement. Unfortunately in Hawaii, our release is always delayed in comparison to the mainland. We finally got Smirnoff Sorbet Vodka flavors, which was released throughout the continental U.S. in March!
Their new Sorbet Vodka line comes in three flavors: Mango passion fruit, Raspberry pomegranate, and Lemon. These sorbet vodkas are all low in calories and full of flavor. Regular vodka has approximately 64 calories per 1 oz serving; these new flavors of light sorbet vodka have only about 78 calories per 1.5 oz serving! So, they are perfect for light flavorful drinks or making heavier cocktails lower in calories. I have only been able to taste two out of the three flavors, so here is one drink for each!
Sorbet Vodka Cocktail Recipe: Liz Lemon
1 ½ oz Smirnoff Lemon Sorbet Vodka
½ oz lavender simple syrup
¾ oz fresh lemon juice
~10 blueberries (if you are using frozen berries make sure they are fully thawed)
To make lavender simple syrup bring equal parts granulated white sugar and water to a boil. Drop in lavender and remove from heat. Let the herb steep in the syrup until cooled, then remove and store your new lavender simple syrup in the fridge.
Muddle blueberries with the lavender simple syrup. Add vodka, lemon juice and ice. Shake vigorously and pour into a glass. Top with club soda and garnish with a floating lemon wheel. If you want a stronger blueberry flavor make a blueberry puree and add 1 oz in place of the fresh berries. There will be no need to muddle the ingredients if you replace the fresh berries with the puree.
Sorbet Vodka Cocktail Recipe: Italian Soda
1 ½ oz Smirnoff Raspberry Pomegranate Sorbet Vodka
¼ oz raspberry liquor (Chambord, Razmatazz, etc)
¾ oz heavy whipping cream
Press (equal parts club soda and sprite)
Whipped cream (optional)
In a tall glass such as a Collins, hurricane, or pint, add ice, sorbet vodka, cream, and press. Sink the raspberry liquor and if you want top with whipped cream. Garnish with the fresh raspberries and enjoy this adult version of a classic old-fashioned soda shop drink!