Kir Royale Sherbet

Kir Royale Sherbet from Order in the Kitchen

A Kir Royale is one of my all-time favorite classic cocktails.  I love it so much that when I passed the bar, I made Kir Royale Cupcakes.  I wanted to bring back the Kir Royale in dessert form but with a little bit of a different twist.  So I made raspberry lemon sherbet and then poured champagne over each of the scoops of ice cream.  It was SO simple (yes, even making the ice cream was easy!) and so delicious.

Kir Royale Sherbet from Order in the Kitchen

I personally liked having them in martini glasses, but I think coupes would also work well.  Obviously this could get a bit tricky with champagne flutes because I’m not quite sure how you’d get the ice cream scoops in there!  See how the rim is so wide??Kir Royale Sherbet from Order in the Kitchen

Perfect!  Like I said you could use champagne coupes but the only ones I have are “Mr. and Mrs.” ones that I’m planning to use for our wedding so I didn’t really want to use them for the blog for the first time…better to save them for the wedding!Kir Royale Sherbet from Order in the Kitchen

I used LaMarca because it’s my current favorite!  My mom got to do the honors of pouring while I took photos!  She did a pretty spectacular job, I think!

Kir Royale Sherbet from Order in the Kitchen

Kir Royale Sherbet
 
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The Elements
  • 2½ cups raspberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1¼ cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 bottle champagne or prosecco
  • zest or a few scores from 1 lemon
Procedure
  1. Put raspberries in a food processor or blender (or use immersion blender) and process until smooth.
  2. Pour this puree through a sieve or fine mesh strainer, pressing on the solids to get as much liquid as possible.
  3. Take the bowl with raspberry liquid and add sugar and lemon juice then whisk until incorporated.
  4. Wisk in buttermilk.
  5. Put mixture in your ice cream maker then follow manufacturer instructions. Then transfer to freezer in airtight container for 4-6 hours.
  6. Pour scoops in glasses (coupes, large wine glasses or even martini glasses) and pour a few splashes of champagne over scoops (don’t be stingy now!), then top with lemon zest or scores.
The Verdict
Perfect for any celebration! Made this for New Year’s Eve but really you could make it for any grand celebration! Kir Royale is my favorite cocktail so really this holds a special place in my heart...it was my drink of choice when I passed the Bar Exam!
 

10 comments

    • Lynn Lovejoy says:

      Yes it does! So glad that is behind me! I don’t use my ice cream maker as much as I thought I would but I sure am glad I have it for things like this :) Keep your eyes out for a sale! Totally worth it!

  1. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog says:

    OMG how have I never even heard of a Kir Royale? Like, my life seems a little incomplete right about now! And the photos look so fantastic! I love that you even made the sherbet. I just need this!!! This fancy drink seriously makes me totally think of you: it’s fancy, it’s pink, it’s pretty! Totally Lynn! Love you girl!

    • Lynn Lovejoy says:

      Oh girl we will make them in Florida for sure then!!! It is literally one of my absolute favorite cocktails ever! I love to drink it to celebrate anything and everything! I just had to add another twist to it :) It totally IS Lynn though isn’t it?! Maybe we should serve these at the shower…hmmmmmmm

    • Lynn Lovejoy says:

      I know right? She did a pretty good job…I only started having her a couple of months ago because we weren’t living in the same place until then but having her around has been enormously helpful :)

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