Sherbet was a popular cocktail ingredient from 19th century. The oils from citrus fruit are extracted with sugar to make an olio saccharum (oil sugar) which is then mixed with fresh citrus juice to create a sherbet. It's a good way to extend the life of fresh citrus juice and it uses the whole fruit so great for reducing waste. It is also much more complex than citrus juice as it also has the sweet oils and some of the bitterness from the pith. This syrup can be used in place of fresh lime juice and simple syrup in any classic sour or punch style drink. Lime Sherbet is a great ingredient for bringing bright acidity to your cocktails. Capturing the flavour of the lime zest as well as the lime juice it is complex and zingy with a subtle balanced sweetness.
Serving Suggestion: Plays well with rum, tequila, cachaca and pisco. It can be used in place of fresh lime juice and simple syrup in any citrus led drink. Try using our Lime Sherbet in classics like The Gimlet and Vodka Ricky or use it to enhance your own creations.
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