Fruit Sorbet and Sparkling Wine Floats are perfect for an elegant Spring treat! Only two ingredients!
One of the best things about Spring is all of the parties. You know, the bridal showers, baby showers, house warming parties, BBQ get togethers, the picnics, all of it! Of course, getting together with family and friends is always nice, but there is something extra special about doing it in the Spring… and with fun party food.
When Gloria Ferrer sent me two bottles of their sparkling wine I knew I wanted to do something very seasonal that would be perfect for a Spring party. I was sent the VA de VI and Blanc de Noirs. The Va de Vi is a smooth blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a hint of Moscato. It has hints of peach, lemon, berries and vanilla. I paired the Va de Vi with a Mango Sorbet for a light, fizzy, fruity treat.
The Blanc de Noris is crafted from hand harvested Pinot Noir grapes, it has strawberry, black cherry and subtle vanilla highlights. The sorbet choice for this wine was a no brainer, I made a simple Strawberry Sorbet to compliment the natural flavors of the wine.
Ingredients for Sparkling Wine Floats:
This recipe makes two different flavors, and each only requires two ingredients.
For the Mango Sorbet & Sparkling Wine Float:
- Frozen Mango Chunks
- Gloria Ferrer VA de VI Sparkling Wine
For the Strawberry Sorbet & Sparkling Wine Flaot:
- Frozen Strawberries
- Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs
How do I make Mango and Strawberry Sparkling Wine Floats?
This recipe is super simple, and we start with making our own sorbet. You only need TWO ingredients for each flavor of sorbet! You don’t even need an ice cream maker–A blender and a freezer are your only tools.
To make the sorbet I simply blended the fruit with the wine until it was smooth, then I froze it overnight. When ready to serve place a scoop of the sorbet in a glass, and pour the sparkling wine over the top. It is a very simple treat that is bound to impress your guests!
Can I make Sparkling Wine Floats ahead of time?
You can definitely make the sorbet ahead of time! Store it in the freezer for up to two weeks. Do not pour the sparkling wine over the sorbet until you are ready to serve, though–It will cause the sorbet to melt!
How can I make a non-alcoholic version of Sparkling Wine Floats?
To make a non-alcoholic fruit sorbet and float, you can substitute white grape juice, sparkling cider, or any alcohol-free wine. Grape juice won’t fizz or have a complex flavor like the sparkling wine, but it’s a great, super accessible alternative. If you’re having trouble finding non-alcoholic wines in your area, you could check out DryDrinker, a website that specializes in low-alcohol or non-alcoholic drinks.
After you find your non-alcoholic beverage, use your liquid exactly as the recipe states — Blend with the fruit and freeze for the sorbet, then pour over 1-2 scoops of sorbet for the float. Drinks without alcohol will likely freeze faster, meaning you can enjoy these even quicker!
What should I serve with my Sparkling Wine Floats?
A fruity, cold beverage like this deserves to be served with a beautiful, fresh-tasting snack as well! Try some of these recipes for simple-yet-pretty dishes perfect for a Spring happy hour:
- Brie & Blackberry Tarts – SO easy with a great salty-sweet combination (you could try this cherry version, too)!
- Honey Almond Blueberry Brie – Even easier & quicker than the tarts (and the blueberry sauce would be amazing on some leftover sorbet!)
- Spinach & Havarti Puffs – A healthy, light snack that can be made ahead, stored in the freezer, and brought out for unexpected guests!
- Keto Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars – Easy to prepare ahead of time & low-carb!
- Strawberry & Honey Goat Cheese Bites – Love the salty-sweet combination, and the presentation is perfect for showers and party spreads!
- Grilled Zucchini Mozzarella Wraps – Perfect for a savory, melty appetizer & low carb!
- The Perfect Charcuterie Board – Easy, low-carb, and no cooking required! More time to enjoy the fruits of your labor!
- Caprese Galette with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction – A beautiful way to show off your fresh farmer’s market produce!
More Drink Recipes:
For more, check out this list of 16 Refreshing Summer Drinks You Can’t Live Without!
- 2 heaping cups of frozen mango
- 1/3 cup VA de VI Sparkling Wine
- 2 heaping cups frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine
- For the Mango Sorbet: Place the mango and wine in the blender and blend until smooth. Place mixture in the freezer for at least 6 hours.
- For the Strawberry Sorbet: Place the strawberry and wine in the blender and blend until smooth. Place mixture in the freezer for at least 6 hours.
- To assemble: Place two scoops of sorbet in a cup and pour chilled wine over the sorbet.