Sangria Granita: I took my favorite summer beverage and turned it into an icy cold grantia. Great for gatherings or sitting out on your deck with a book!
Wine + citrus juice + freezer-time + fork = the best summer treat you could ask for.
Now I have to ask… the Fifty Shades series. Have you read it? I succumbed and I have just 30 pages left of the last book and I swear so many times throughout these books I thought to myself; Oh-muh-lord-I-can’t-EVEN- believe-what-I’m-reading, yet I couldn’t put it down… in fact if you’ve just begun this series… you may need this granita to cool you off after. No joke.
Okay so seriously my friends, smutty books aside, if you like sangrias you will LOVE this sangria granita. It literally takes a few minutes for prep and requires no more than a few hours in the freezer, a good forking (Did I just say good forking?) and you will be on your patio in no time, spoon in one hand, book in the other.
Wine, citrus and sugar is all that you need. Oh and water… but that shouldn’t be too hard to find.
You’ll need a full-bodied wine. I like cab, but merlot would work too. Just pick your favorite to sip on.
Measure 3/4 of a cup of wine. There’s something about the smell of wine in the early afternoon…that… makes me, umm, thirsty.
Pour it into a saucepan.
Add a half cup of water.
Next add the turbinado sugar. You could totally sub (get it, sub! Sorry it’s a Fifty Shades inside joke) with white sugar… but I think turbinado works well with the citrus flavors goin’ on here. Give this a stir and bring to a boil for a minute before removing it off of the heat to cool slightly.
Squeeze (and strain) a 1/4 cup of juice out of an orange. Then squeeze the entire lemon and lime.
Add that into the wine/sugar concoction and stir.
Then pour the fruity wine into a 9×9 metal pan. The metal pan helps speed up the freezing process so it’s a great trick to making granitas… fast. Once cool enough pop the pan into the freezer for 30 minutes.
Next, remove and with a fork, scrape up all the frozen sangria granta bits. Pop it back into the freezer for 30 more.
Then remove. Scrape. Repeat for 30 more minutes.
Finally, scrape the sangria granita one last time, then cover with plastic wrap or foil and keep it in the freezer until you’re ready to dish it up. Frozen wine heaven… omg you HAVE to make this!
Enjoy! And if you give this Sangria Granita recipe a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!
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