Tequila Sunrise Sorbet

By Alexandra Caspero on July 20, 2014

Tequila Sunrise Sorbet! A Refreshing Dessert Perfectly Paired With Mexican Food. #Vegan And #Glutenfree

COME TO MAMA.

I’ve finally figured out how to combine my two favorite after dinner favorites-tequila and dessert.

Kidding, well sorta-kidding. Either way, this tequila sunrise sorbet is the perfect way to embrace the dog days of summer.

Tequila Sunrise Sorbet! A Refreshing Dessert Perfectly Paired With Mexican Food. #Vegan And #Glutenfree

As I write this post it occurs to me that I’ve never actually had a Tequila Sunrise. Well, no bother- it hasn’t stopped me before (see last week’s Lemongrass Tofu Bahn Mi).

In fact, it’s only been over the last few years that I’ve begun to appreciate tequila again. Which I am really thankful for. Especially after that Cabo trip where I swore I would never touch tequila again. Ever.

But, here we are, just in time for this month’s Recipe Redux theme: put some alcohol in it. (Which, ironically, was also my theme for most weekends during grad school.)

Tequila Sunrise Sorbet! A Refreshing Dessert Perfectly Paired With Mexican Food. #Vegan And #Glutenfree

Now that I’m older and a tad wiser- my alcohol intake is a little more… adult. While I love a glass of wine or a cocktail during the weekend, I also know that my body doesn’t need –or want– much more than that. This tequila sunrise sorbet allows me to feel like I’m having an after dinner drink, without the extra-large serving size or calorie count.

For our wedding week, my mother-in-law made the most incredible margarita pie for dessert. Frozen pie filled with fresh squeezed limes, whipped cream and tequila. I may have eaten the leftovers for breakfast almost every day that week. When I heard about this month’s theme, I remembered how much I loved the unexpected bite of tequila in a sweet dessert and got to work.

When BL suggested a take on one of his favorite vacation drinks- the tequila sunrise- I knew he was onto something. Orange juice, grenadine, tequila… how about an orange sorbet with cherry juice and tequila? Yesssss.

In addition to being light and refreshing, it’s the perfect dessert to enjoy with all of the Mexican food that we consume around here.

Tequila Sunrise Sorbet! A Refreshing Dessert Perfectly Paired With Mexican Food. #Vegan And #Glutenfree

For a twist on the frozen margarita try this sorbet blended with a little ice, a little more orange juice and a little more tequila… yeah.

If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking! 

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Tequila Sunrise Sorbet! A Refreshing Dessert Perfectly Paired With Mexican Food. #Vegan And #Glutenfree

Tequila Sunrise Sorbet

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

Tequila Sunrise Sorbet! A refreshing, light dessert that pairs perfectly with spicy mexican food.


  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • 3 tbsp. tequila
  • 2 tbsp. cherry juice

Instructions

  1. In a high speed blender (like a [url:1]BlendTec[/url]), puree the orange juice and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Place in the fridge to cool for at least 1 hour.
  3. Add the tequila and process with an [url:2]ice cream machine[/url].
  4. Once the mixture starts to harden, drizzle in the cherry juice.
  5. Place the mixture into the freezer to harden.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4th recipe
  • Calories: 127
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g

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Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, New York Times Bestselling Chef, and mom of two. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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    1. Allison
      July 22, 2014 AT 8:56 am

      This looks soooo refreshing! Wouldn’t mind a bowl right now. I’ve never tried tequila in dessert!

      1. DK
        July 22, 2014 AT 11:24 am

        It’s the best! Understated… but definitely there 🙂

    2. Dana
      July 21, 2014 AT 9:51 pm

      Love that you went the more natural route with cherry juice. Looks amazing — need to make a huge batch to enjoy all summer!

      1. DK
        July 22, 2014 AT 11:24 am

        Thanks Dana!

    3. Meme
      July 21, 2014 AT 8:48 pm

      Well now this just sounds incredible! Refreshing, cherry, and bright! Love the addition of tequila too 🙂

      1. Meme
        July 21, 2014 AT 8:50 pm

        that was meant to be cheery – despite the fact that I poached my tuna in white wine, I think it’s my lack of sleep that is causing my poor spelling…

        1. DK
          July 22, 2014 AT 11:24 am

          Ha! Sure Meme 😉

    4. Emily @ Zen & Spice
      July 21, 2014 AT 6:44 pm

      I love tequila when it’s used right– when you can just ever so slightly taste it. This looks so good!

    5. Bridget @ The Road Not Processed
      July 21, 2014 AT 3:41 pm

      This totally brings me back to my tequila sunrise loving days, going to have to try this soon. So refreshing

    6. Sarah Grace
      July 21, 2014 AT 3:41 pm

      Looks incredible easy yet absolutely delicious! Love the tequila sunrise drink I order out sometimes, so I bet I would love this 🙂

      xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

    7. Cheryl Meyer
      July 21, 2014 AT 1:04 pm

      Your dish looks magnificent! Tequila, cherries and orange – what a combo, yum!

    8. Cheryl Meyer
      July 21, 2014 AT 1:03 pm

      You dish looks magnificent! Tequila, cherries and orange – what a combo, yum!

    9. Jenny Shea Rawn
      July 21, 2014 AT 6:34 am

      What a gorgeous color! This sorbet looks like such a treat for these hot & humid summer days. Delish.

    10. jill conyers
      July 21, 2014 AT 4:36 am

      Yum! What a wonderfully refreshing dish. And the color alone makes it irresistible!

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