Do you ever get an idea in your mind for a recipe and think this is genius?! “It is going to work so well, I can’t wait to try it out!“
Then you do. . . and it fails completely.
This totally happened to me this weekend, and I was so upset about it, hubs couldn’t even get me to have an alternate dessert.
It all started because I couldn’t find the right soda – I was in search of lemon-lime soda in a bottle. Not sprite. Not 7-up. But fancy lemon-lime soda. Five stores later and nothing, plenty of ginger beers and ales in a bottle, no lemon-lime. So I settled for the ginger ale, hoping it wouldn’t be too spicy.
Boy was I wrong, I barely took one sip before I needed it out of my sight. I don’t know if it was the spiciness of the ginger ale or the tartness from the limes in my sorbet, but my hopes of creating a cherry lime rickey float flew out the window.
Not to let a completely good sorbet go to waste, I’ll just share this as is. Lets just picture us sitting in an old fashion soda shop sipping on a tall freshly made cherry lime rickey. Of course, I’m not talking about the type with gin in it, but the one made with lemon-lime soda and sweet cherry syrup topped with a couple of maraschino cherries! I’ve always had a soft spot for them and figured it would make a fun reinterpretation.
This isn’t the last of the frozen treats either! Be sure to check back here on Friday July 20th when I do a big ice cream round up celebrating National Ice Cream month. I have some amazing recipes from members of the Food Bloggers Network!