Sgroppino and Bruschetta

Last Friday, Mandi, Amy, and I decided to forgo the usual Bermuda Friday night activities to stay in and cook and watch the opening ceremonies. The meal we were set on was going to take at least 3 hours, so we knew we would need plenty of drinks and an appetizer while we were waiting for the meal. Amy found some cool drinks we could try, and our tomatoes were bursting off the vine, so we decided on a simple bruschetta.

Not messing around.

We were comparing 3 variations on an Italian cocktail called sgroppino, which uses sorbet.

Giada’s variation first.

Champagne, vodka, sorbet, mint.

Ingrid was next. Hers is the same ingredients, but blended with a splash of cream.

This was the best of the 3 in my opinion.

Cutting some tomatoes for the bruschetta.

We like to make bruschetta cheesy so it stays on the bread. It isn’t as traditional, but it is functional and tasty.

Brush or spray some olive oil on one side of the bread and broil.

This was fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil, mozz, salt, and pepper.

Then flip the bread and add the bruschetta mix. Broil again.

More basil after cooking.

mmmmmmm

Just enough sorbet for the last drink.

Also from Ingrid, This is the same but with mandarin oranges. Amy got peaches instead cause she liked the sound of it.

The 3 drinks are here, here, and here. Tune in tomorrow to see what we made for dinner that night!