Mint Sorbet with Bourbon
Get your spoons ready for this delightful and delicate boozy dessert.
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cups water
- 4 cups packed fresh mint leaves
- 1 tbsp lemon zest plus 1 cup fresh juice divided
- 1 tbsp lime zest plus 1 cup fresh juice divided
- 1 1/2 cups bourbon
- 6 fresh mint sprigs
Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high, stirring occasionally. Boil, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and add mint leaves, lemon zest, and lime zest, gently pressing on the leaves with a spoon to release their oils. Let stand 10 minutes.
Pour mint mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowl; discard solids. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
Pour cooled liquid into the bowl of an electric ice-cream maker; prepare according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Scoop about 3/4 cup of the mint sorbet into each of 6 rocks glasses or sorbet cups. Top each with 1/4 cup bourbon; garnish with mint sprigs.