Limoncello (the citrusy Italian liqueur), brightens this sorbet. It's nice to have a bottle on hand to splash with soda in a spritzer or macerate with fruit for a quick dessert.
Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup sorbet and 1/4 cup berries)
• 2 cups water
• 1 1/3 cups sugar
• 1/2 cup limoncello
• 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6 large lemons)
• 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
• 2 cups blackberries
• Lemon slices (optional)
1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; add lemon juice and mint. Cover and chill.
2. Strain juice mixture through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Pour mixture into the freezer can of an ice-cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Spoon sorbet into a freezer-safe container; cover and freeze 1 hour or until firm. Serve with blackberries; garnish with lemon slices, if desired.
If you don't want to use the limoncello, you can substitute 1/2 cup of prepared lemonade.