Cynar mimosa
By Enrique Guerrero, Bang Bite
and El Nido
Serves 1

Cocktail

  • 1 ounce Cynar
  • 1/2 ounce Campari
  • 1/2 ounce fresh blood-orange juice
  • 3 ounces chilled sparkling white wine
         (preferably Gruet)
  • Blood-orange sorbet (recipe to follow)
  • 1 blood-orange twist 

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the Cynar, Campari, and juice; shake well. Strain into a chilled flute, top with the champagne, and garnish with the twist and a small scoop of blood-orange sorbet.

Sorbet

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons zest from blood
         orange
  • 4 pounds blood orange

Combine water, sugar, and orange zest in heavy medium-sized saucepan. Stir over high heat until sugar dissolves and syrup boils; remove syrup from heat.

Cut all peel and pith from oranges. Working over a bowl to catch juices, cut between membranes to release orange segments. Discard any seeds. Transfer orange mixture to processor; purée until smooth, about 30 seconds. Measure 2 1/3 cups orange purée and mix into orange syrup (reserve any remaining purée for another use). Cover orange mixture; refrigerate at least 6 hours and up to 1 day to blend flavors.

Process orange mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer to container; cover and freeze. Makes about 3 cups. (Can be made 2 days ahead.)

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