Looking for an adult beverage to enjoy on a hot summer day? Try Rosé Wine Granita, a frozen blush slushy. It is alcoholic, so be sure your guests are of age to drink. I followed a recipe by a website called Feast and West, although I cut the amounts in half. You can find my modified recipe below.
Rosé Wine Granita looks beautiful in the glass with its lovely pink color. It makes an elegant after-dinner treat. I tastes as beautiful as it looks.
The recipe takes a little over three hours to complete. Once you mix the ingredients, put it in the freezer for three hours, and break it up with a fork every half hour. I found no change in the mixture after 30 minutes. It started to crystallize at the one-hour mark. Be patient. It really does take at least three hours, but it’s worth the wait.
Rosé Wine Granita
1 cup rosé wine
2.5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
Put rosé wine, lemon juice, water, and sugar in a freezer-safe bowl. Stir until all sugar is dissolved. The bowl should be wide enough that the liquid is about 1-inch deep.
Place bowl in freezer for at least three hours. Check it every 30 minutes, and break up any ice chunks with a fork.
When it becomes a frozen slushy consistency, it is ready to eat. I served the rosé wine granita in vintage champagne coupes.
Taste the mixture before freezing to see if it is balanced to your liking. You can adjust the ingredients to your taste. If you have a dry rosé wine, you may want to add more sugar. If you have a sweet rosé wine, you may want to add more lemon juice. The trick is to maintain the proper amount of water and lemon juice so that the mixture freezes. The wine alone will not freeze well. If you use less lemon, compensate with more water.
I hope you enjoy this recipe for Rosé Wine Granita. If you make it, I want to see your beautiful pictures.