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Vodka Berries Romanoff
Here is another Russian-inspired classic — with a vodka spin of course. The original dish is attributed to French pastry chef, Marie Antoine Careme (1784-1833) who cooked for the Romanoff family in Russia — including Russian Tsar Nicholas  I.
1. Rinse the berries (if using strawberries, wash, hull and dry), toss in sugar and lemon and arrange on a serving platter.

2. Whisk together vodka and sour cream in a large mixing bowl. Stir in ice cream and fold in whipped cream.

3. Pour the cream mixture on top of the berries and garnish with fresh mint.

Serves 4-6

300g (approx. 2 pints) fresh strawberries (or mixed fresh berries)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
4 tablespoons vodka or Orange Peel Vodka (see page 142)
125ml (4fl oz) sour cream
225ml (8fl oz) vanilla ice cream, softened
225ml (8fl oz) LemonVodka Whipped Cream(see page 119)
2 tablespoons fresh mint, shredded