It is said that in a rakı table melon is white cheese's queen while white cheese is its king and rakı is their best man. Based on that fact and our experiences, melon is traditionally and inseparably one of the lightest mezzes on Yeni Rakı tables. It is always fresh and gives dynamic feelings while drinking. And for God's sake, it can be found in every season to accompany with your table and sincere conversations.
Okay, it is true in so far. However, Yeni Rakı welcomes to try new recipes and companions. It does not have a bluenose mind and it feels free to create new mixtures. At that time we don't go away so far. We combine Yeni Rakı with its traditional friend, melon to have a delicious melon sorbet. And yeap, they mix perfectly in a simple blender too and aniseed in Yeni Rakı sets a well balance between both of them. In other words, those old friends perfectly understand one another without thinking whether they are separate or together like real old companions… Now, let's make clear. What kind of melon will you use in sorbet? Actually, you can choose any kind of melon for your sorbet but perfect one is a traditional legend, 'Kırkağaç' because when it has been frozen it has a remarkably creamy texture that almost tastes like ice cream and also it is more 'floury' and white, instead of crunchy and orange, which makes our sorbet irresistible to eat. Finally, melon sorbet with Yeni Rakı is a dreamy dessert for any kind of daily hassle in three ways; it is totally simple, delicious, and refreshing! Trust us and follow our steps below. Bon appetite!
Pour 3/4 cup water in a saucepan and add 1/2 cup sugar. Make a simple syrup over medium-high heat. Heat until the sugar has melted and the mixture has come to boil.
Cut 1/2 melons open and carefully cut off the rind and discard them.
Cut up each melon together and add in a blender with syrup mixture just prepared and 2 tbsp Yeni Rakı. Mash altogether in the blender until it is getting smooth and soupy.
Set puréed melon in a separate bowl and make the mixture freeze.
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