Watermelon, rosemary and Prosecco sorbet cocktail

20 minutes


Watermelon and Prosecco sorbet

  • 1 watermelon, medium, chopped, total weight 450g once prepped
  • 1 lemon, large, juiced
  • 75ml of Prosecco

Rosemary syrup

  • 2 sprigs of rosemary, large
  • 100ml of water
  • 100g of caster sugar

To serve as a cocktail

  • Prosecco


To begin, make the simple rosemary syrup. Add the sugar, water and rosemary to a medium saucepan and place over a low heat. Allow the sugar to slowly dissolve in the water and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Switch off the heat and allow to cool completely. Drain and reserve
Add the watermelon flesh to a blender and blitz until smooth. Pass through a sieve, then add the lemon juice and rosemary syrup. Blend again until smooth
Once smooth, stir through the Prosecco. Pour the mixture into a large, shallow, freezer-proof dish and set aside to chill in the fridge
At this point, you can either use the ice cream machine to make a very smooth sorbet, according to manufacturer instructions, or make it manually for a more rustic look. The second option will take a bit longer; place the dish in the freezer. Stir and scrape the mixture with a fork every 30 minutes, moving the frozen edges in toward the slushy centre and crushing any lumps until the sorbet is firm - this should take 3-4 hours. Place in the freezer overnight
Remove the sorbet from the freezer about 10-15 minutes before serving. To serve as a cocktail, simply add a scoop to a glass and top up with Prosecco