Strawberry Rose Granita

With the 4th of July right around the corner today we share with you a cocktail recipe that doubles as dessert. Granita is a simple frozen dessert in the fashion of Italian ice. Our recipe adds a boozy twist using wine to add a bit of a punch to the dish. Make this up ahead of time and enjoy it for dessert or as a cool, refreshing aperitif.

Strawberry Rosé Granita

In a Blender Add:

  • 1 pound hulled fresh strawberries (reserve a few for garnish)
  • ¾ cup dry rosé
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Blend till smooth then pour into a shallow 8” metal pan.  Cover, place in a level spot in your freezer and freeze for 12 hours.  To serve take a fork and scrape the frozen Granita into small crunchy ice crystals.  Fill a small parfait glass with the Granita.  Garnish with a fresh strawberry and mint sprig.  Makes 6-8 servings