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Playing Curtis Stone's Bubbles and Sorbetto

Can’t decide between Champagne or a cocktail? Chef Curtis Stone combines the two in this festive drink, and adds sorbet for a touch of sweetness and acidity.

Excerpt from What’s For Dinner?: Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life by Curtis Stone. Copyright © 2013 by Curtis Stone. Used with permission by Ballantine Books. All rights reserved.


  • 1/2 cup good-quality lemon sorbet
  • 1/3 cup elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain
  • One 750-ml bottle Champagne or prosecco, chilled
  • 6 wide strips lemon zest, removed with a vegetable peeler


Serves: 6


Place a small scoop (about 2 teaspoons) of the sorbet into each of six champagne flutes. Pour the liqueur over the sorbet. Gently pour the Champagne into the glasses. Garnish with the lemon zest and serve immediately.

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