Black Pepper Mango Sorbet
Place the mango into the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Add the lime juice, pepper vodka, black pepper essential oil and the sugar and process for an additional 5 to 10 seconds. Pass the mixture through a fine mesh strainer and place in the refrigerator to chill until the mixture reaches 40 degrees or below, approximately 2 to 3 hours.Pepper Vodka:
2 tablespoons peppercorns, slightly cracked
1 (750-ml) bottle of vodka
Add the peppercorns to the vodka and allow to sit in a cool dark place for 7 days. Stir or gently shake to combine every few days. After 7 days, strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove the peppercorns. Place in a glass container with a lid and store in a cool dark place.
Yield: 1 (750-ml) bottle of vodka
Inactive Prep Time: 7 days
Recipe courtesy Alton Brown, 2006