I'm a fruit person, no question, and in the summertime there's nothing better than lime in just about anything. I love the frosty green color of this sorbet. The flavor is reminiscent of limeade but more complex because of the mild melon.
For about a quart of sorbet:
- 4 cups of chunked honeydew melon
- ¼ cup of cold water
- 1 lime
- 1 cup Simple Syrup*
- 2 tablespoons vodka
Place the mixture in an ice cream maker and let it do it's thing. Towards the end, when the sorbet is almost done, pour in the vodka while the machine is running. The alcohol keeps the sorbet from freezing into a solid block. Transfer to a quart-sized container and freeze.
*For simple syrup, combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil for a few minutes. Cool, and then transfer to an covered container and refrigerate until ready to use. Will keep, chilled, for several weeks.