I Won’t Send Rosé sorbet because it would melt! A refreshing rosé wine and raspberry dessert inspired by the musical Mack & Mabel.
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Waaaaay back in November, Angus shared his amazing Mac’n’Maple (‘n’ Cheese) recipe which would be the perfect start to a Mack and Mabel themed evening. And for dessert – an alcoholic sorbet!
I Won’t Send Roses is sung by Mack, to Mabel. He’s being honest with her and trying to manage her expectations, by explaining that he’s not thoughtful or romantic.
I won’t send roses
Or hold the door
I won’t remember
Which dress you wore
Buuut, she falls for him anyway. Her response to the song is “Who needs roses that didn’t come from him”. It’s also the song that finishes the whole show, when things are going, um, less well. And I’ll leave it there in case you haven’t seen the show before! Suffice to say, a cheery glass of light and refreshing rosé wine might have done them all a few favors!
To make the sorbet, first you’ll need a raspberry puree. The raspberry provides flavor, color, and sweetness! Add fresh raspberries, water, and sugar to a small saucepan and cook over a medium heat until the raspberries have broken down completely and only the seeds remain. Remove from the heat, let cool, then push the mixture through a sieve or strainer. Discard the seeds and keep the puree in the fridge until needed.
I used an ice cream maker to make the sorbet, but you could probably get away with making it granita style like Planet! Schmanet! Pomegranate! Whichever method you choose, mix together rosé wine, water, and the raspberry puree. Keep in the freezer until frozen – it will take a while due to the alcohol content!