Rosé Granita


Like a boozy adult slush, this rosé granita is our take on the popular frozé but even easier to make!

Granita is a frozen fruit dessert usually made with fruit juice, blended and frozen until icy, flaked with a fork and frozen again.

Watermelon is another favorite for granita. Just puree the watermelon with a little lime juice and follow the instructions below.

But for an adult party dessert, nothing beats this lightly sweet, super refreshing granita. We suggest a dry rosé but if you have something sweeter on hand, be sure to add sugar a bit at a time until it tastes just right.

Rosé Granita

Serves 6

1 cup water
½ cup sugar
1 (750-ml.) bottle dry rosé wine
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

1  To make simple syrup, combine water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat; stir until sugar dissolves completely. Set aside to cool completely.

2  Stir together simple syrup, rosé and lime juice. Pour mixture into a 9×13-inch pan and place in freezer. Freeze 30 minutes; using a fork, scrape icy edges into center of the pan. Freeze until mixture is frozen, scraping edges into center every 25 to 30 minutes, about 3 hours total. Before serving, use a fork to “fluff” rosé granita.

3  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. To serve, top with fresh raspberries or sliced strawberries.

More Granita Ideas

  • Use sauvignon blanc and use grapefruit juice instead of lime juice.
  • Puree 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon and pour through a fine-mesh sieve; add 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice and stir in ¼ to ½ cup sugar to taste.
  • Combine 2 cups cold-brew coffee and 1/4 to ½ cup simple syrup; serve topped with whipped cream.

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