I figure no BBQ is complete without something refreshing to drink. If you’ve got a decent blender, this mixes up quickly, four servings at a time, so you won’t be tied to the kitchen while everyone else is enjoying the party.
I can’t resist a pretty drink. And this is suitable for everyone, down to the little ones.
Not into teetotalism? Throw a little rum in there.
If you like a little more creaminess in your drinks, substitute vanilla ice cream for half the sherbet.
I’m not even going to pretend that this drink isn’t a nod to the best little cancelled-too-early show that ever was.
I’ll even provide a tie-in!
People fight in all sorts of ways for independence, and it being almost ‘Inepennance’ Day in our world, what better way to close up (although certainly not cancel.…), this glorious week of Fourth of July recipes than with a salute to The ‘Verse of Firefly?
I loved this little tv show. Still do. It has heart. It has family. It really was just too pretty to die. So we keep it alive. In little ways like creating a drink and naming it
**What works best, is for the mixture to be slightly runnier than thick, this will better give you the gradation of color that gives the drink it’s name. If you really don’t care what it looks like, and want to go with the slush, Just mix it all together. It will be a gorgeous pink and taste delicious anyway!**
1 cup orange juice
9 scoops pineapple sherbet ( My scoop is just an old fashioned, traditional sized scoop. Not like something from an ice cream store)
In a blender, combine the orange juice, the sherbet, and one cup of the Pellegrino. Blend until very well mixed. Add the remaining cup of Pellegrino and pulse just until blended. At this point, you need to evaluate how slushy this mixture is. If all the ingredients were super-cold, it’s likely that you’ve got a thicker mixture. In this case, you might want to add the Raspberry Syrup to the bottom of the glass first.
Pour into glasses.
Add the two tablespoons Raspberry Syrup right down the middle of the drink. It will sink to the bottom.
Either stir just a little bit at the bottom to bring some of the Raspberry Syrup up through the drink before serving, or give to your guests with a swizzle stick and let them stir.