Grapefruit, Pomegranate, and Champagne Sorbet

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Appetizers / salads / Savory

Grapefruit, pomegranate, and champagne sorbet

Grapefruit Pomegranate Champagne Sorbet
Makes 1 quart
2 1/2 cups freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, strained
1/2 cup sugar + 2 tablespoons
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup champagne
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

In a medium-sized sauce pot, combine 1 cup of grapefruit juice with the sugar and heat until completely dissolved. Remove from heat and add the champagne, pomegranate and lemon juices and stir to combine. Refrigerate until entirely cool. Add mixture to ice cream maker, churn for 20-25 minutes, transfer to container and freeze until ready to serve. The sorbet will keep up to 1 week.

Beet, Fennel, and Orange Salad
Serves 2
1 beet, thinly sliced
1/4 bulb fennel, thinly sliced
2 oranges, sliced 1/2 inch thick
2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1-2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Sea salt, to taste
2-3 sprigs of fennel fronds
1/4 bunch micro herbs, (sorrel, tarragon, chervil, or mint)
3-4 scoops of grapefruit-pomegranate sorbet

Thinly slice beets, fennel, and oranges and arrange on plate. Whisk together the vinegar, honey, and olive oil just until emulsified. Season with sea salt and drizzle over salad.

Place a few scoops of sorbet within pockets of the salad. Garnish with fennel fronds and micro herbs and serve.


  1. Ever since I first visited the beach as a child I felt immediately at home. Sadly, I have never lived by the ocean, but hope to someday. The picture of the butterfly in flight is breathtaking! Also, this week at my blog is dedicated to citrus, in the form of grapefruit, and your sorbet is fantastic. Happy new year!

  2. Such lovely photos, thank you for sharing your trip to the beach. The citrus and beet salad is exquisite and a delectable way to savor the bounty of winter.

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  4. You are such a dramatic photographer, even a simple shot exudes emotion, drama and vibrance! I love the site and I love your shots. Your sorbet is as refreshing as your photos. Great post! Keep posting!

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