Cran-Raspberry Sorbet Bellini – For Bev’s Baby Shower

Cran-Raspberry Sorbet Bellini - so easy for the holidays, and can be made with champagne or sparkling cider!

Weverly Beverly Boo,

We have a surprise for you!

We’ve gathered together

to share our great pleasure

of being your friend,

until the very end.

So let’s crack the bubbly

and toast to Will, Natalie and YOU!

Cran-Raspberry Sorbet Bellini

I tried to find a way to rhyme with “bubbly” for like 10 minutes here…I never claimed to be Doctoress Suess, so forgive the unrhyming rhyme. My high school english teacher should have prepared me better, because I’m sure this is a legit poem somewhere in the literature-sphere.

So uhhh, SURPRISE!!

Cran-Raspberry Sorbet Bellini

You know of my expoentienally increasing baby fever, so this gave me great reason to explode my hormones all over the place in someone’s direction, because I’m pretty sure my husband can’t take any more of my fever being directed anywhere in his general vicinity.

Being nearly 9 months sober, I wanted to gather you a non-cocktail cocktail to celebrate with.  But being the Girl Scout that I am, it can be made in boozy or non-boozy form for someone in your adorably round and “OMG Can I touch The Belly!!” condition, or it can be made ultra sloshy for you as soon as those two adorable squish faced, perfectly quirky (if they take after their dear sainted mother)  and blonde bebes make their debut.

Cran-Raspberry Sorbet Bellini

Drink up soon lovely, after 9 months of double bun baking you have EARNED IT!!

Thank you so much for being my friend, my daily source of inspiration and hilarity, and for the impending onslaught of 237 daily IG updates of those two that I now I will keep me plastered to my IG on a daily basis. Because my baby-fever is not out of control or anything right now…

 

Appetizers
Bacon Cotija Guacamole from Gaby of What Gaby Cooking
Gruyère Gougères from Shaina of Food for My Family
Lemon Risotto Tarts from Kelly of Live Love Pasta
Goat Cheese Crostini with Pesto and Roasted Red Peppers from Liz of The Lemon Bowl
Spinach and Feta Quinoa Bites from Aggie of Aggie’s Kitchen
Roasted Red Grape, Brie and Rosemary Flatbread from Laurie of Simply Scratch
The Fastest Appetizer Ever from Brooke of Cheeky Kitchen
Apple Pear Tart – Two Ways from Sarah of Daisy at Home

Drinks
Chocolate Chai Frappe from Brandy of Nutmeg Nanny
Cherry Chocolate Kiss Smoothie from Amy of Very Culinary
Cranberry Sorbet Bellini – Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic from Megan of Country Cleaver
Peppermint Mocha Affogato from Christina of Dessert for Two
Toasted Marshmallow Cream Hot Chocolate from Jessica of How Sweet It Is
Pomegranate Lemonade Punch from Heather of Heather Christo

Salads
Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Orange and Pine Nuts from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Pear Cranberry Arugula Salad from Tracy of Shutterbean
Brussels Sprout Salad + maple roasted cranberry dressing from Katie of Yes, I Want Cake
Gluten-Free Pasta Salad from Lisa of With Style and Grace
Hearty Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad with Honey Ginger Dressing from Heather of Heather’s Dish
Winter Citrus Salad from Catherine of Weelicious

Yield: 4 Drinks

Cran-Raspberry Sorbet Bellini

Ingredients:

1 cup Raspberry Sorbet

1 bottle chilled Cranberry Apple Sparkling Cider

Cranberries for garnish (optional)


Directions:

Scoop out four heaping tablespoon scoops of sorbet and place into champagne flutes.


Pour Cranberry Apple Sparkling Cider over the top.


Serve immediately and garnish with additional cranberries if desired.