Key Lime Sorbet Cools your Margarita
Photo: Liz Rueven

Key Lime Sorbet Cools your Margarita

There’s a new gelato place in my hometown and folks are scooping it up. I’m thrilled to see Cold Fusion Gelato on Main St. where their all natural and kosher flavors are bringing residents out to grab a cone and stroll as they indulge in refreshing gelato and sorbet.

As I sat with Eric Emmert, co-owner of Cold Fusion Gelato, we wandered over to the subject of cocktails/mocktails blended with sorbet. Key Lime Margaritas really caught my attention once we started talking about adding honey to the blender.

With Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish new year, coming up so early this year, perhaps a cooling, summery cocktail is in order?

Rosh HaShanah cocktail Kosher Like Me
Photo: Liz Rueven

Adding sorbet to cocktails reminds me of ice cream floats, a lovely childhood memory. While the fruity scoops melt into the cocktail, they amp up the distinctive citrusy flavors of these Margaritas (or think spiked lemonade with lemony sorbet). Snip herbs from the garden and add local honey to infuse your new year with sweetness.

Cold Fusion Kosher Gelato
Photo: Liz Rueven

Not all flavors are available by the pint but lucky for cocktail makers, the Cold Fusion Gelato Key Lime Sorbet is. I had lots of fun whirring Margaritas with this aromatic and just tart enough addition.

Cold Fusion Key Lime Margarita
Photo: Liz Rueven

For cocktails or mocktails for Rosh HaShanah add 1-2 tablespoons of honey to the mix to elevate the sweetness of your new year. Consider this another way to add a symbolic ingredient to your holiday meal. If you like to salt your glass rims, here’s an easy way to do it.

My favorite sorbets:  

Blueberry/Pomegranate; perfectly purple and intensely berry forward.

Jamaican Mango; like a burst of ripe fruit from deep in the tropics.

Notorious P.O.G. (pineapple, orange and guava); complex and unexpected.

Dark Chocolate; surprisingly rich and satisfying.

My favorite gelato:

Belgian Chocolate;  deeply chocolatey, rich, richer and richest in the best way possible.

Pistachio; none of the suspicious green stuff; slightly floral and real nutty.

Cappuccino Chip; perfect for those who love over- the- top intensity and texture in their cup.

Margaritas for Rosh HaShanah Kosher Like Me
Photo: Liz Rueven

All Cold Fusion sorbets are KVH kosher dairy. Their gelato products are all kosher except for those with alcohol.

If you’re lucky enough to be around Westport, CT or Newport, RI you’ll find the scoops at their gelaterias here. Otherwise, check select Big Y and Whole Foods markets across the country.

For MORE ROSH HASHANAH RECIPES scroll up to the headings at the top of this page. Go to Holidays and scroll down to Rosh HaShanah. You’ll find it all there.

Rosh HaShanah 2021 begins at sunset on September 6 and ends at sunset on September 8.

Wishing you a sweet and healthy New Year. L’Chaim!

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