Lemon Calippo Cocktail

Lemon Calippo Cocktail

Yeh!! It is nearly the weekend and Alfresco Friday is back with an alcoholic splash and a view of the ocean. We have moved house over the winter and now the nice weather means we can now enjoy the benefits of a beach shack on the headland.

Queens Lemon Sorbet

Lemon Vodka Cocktail

…but back to the recipe at hand. Have you ever made something so delicious that it is instantly part of your regular repertoire, and the ingredients form part of your weekly shop… every week?  In the last month I have now purchased 6 packets… if not, 7 packets of Queens Lemon Sorbet.  Each time I have had the intention of making and photographing my famous Lemon Callipo Cocktail.  Unfortunately, before any images are taken the cocktails are devoured and I am left licking my lips and lamenting about the lost photo opportunity.

Making Queens Lemon Sorbet

Making Queens Lemon Sorbet

The Queens lemon sorbet has become regular ingredient on my shopping list and it has actually been used in place of ice on many a Friday night cocktail session.

Lemon Calippo Cocktails


  • ½ blender of ice
  • ½ quantity of prepared Queens lemon sorbet
  • ¾ cup Vodka
  • ¾ cup Malibu
  • ¾ cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1 cup Diet Lemonade


Note: When I am making the sorbet for dessert I always use an ice-cream machine or a stick blender to break down the ice crystals as they form. However in a cocktail this step is unnecessary. Just blend the packet of lemon sorbet with cold water and freeze for six plus hours.
  1. Add all the ingredients to the blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve

Makes 1 blender full to the brim of this delicious cocktail!

Alfresco Friday Cocktails

Alfresco Friday Lemon  Calippo Cocktails

I am sorry for the lack of styling on these photo’s but it is Friday night, the girls have arrived, the weather is gorgeous, and I have a delicious cocktail waiting for me on the deck.  Hopefully over the next couple of weeks I can share a few more of the Queens Lemon Sorbet cocktails which are propelling me to local bartender stardom (…amongst my friends at least) and possibly a life as a spoiled alcoholic.

Calippo Instagram Image

Instagram of Alfresco Friday

So reader, do you like giving the blender a cocktail workout when you have drinks with the girls?What ingredients would you add to this sorbet for the perfect cocktail?


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  1. Ohhh you used the Queen sorbet 🙂 I’ve bought a pack but haven’t gotten around to trying it hehe I should though your lemon calippo cocktails looks delish and something i’d like to be served or serve to my guests when I have a house party ~

  2. I think cocktail hour at your place would be amazingly fun Julie! 😀

  3. I really enjoyed mine I just wish that I was able to have more than 1.

  4. I’m in for cocktails! It’s been really hot and a frozen cocktail would really cool me off and make me happy. 🙂

  5. Most awesome inspiration ever, favourite ice block in the world 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. What beautiful looking cocktails. I have that Queen lemon gelato packet in the pantry. I should make these on a warm evening. And your son does fire twirling and fire eating? You are a bravery woman than I! That would really make me nervous xx

  7. LOL! Believe me I am not happy! What can you do ??

  8. Absolutely brilliant idea and perfect for summer!

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