May 29, 2020
Strawberry Rosé Granita Smash
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serve this wine-based cocktail with a spoon to eat right away, or with a cocktail stirrer to help the ice melt more quickly.
Yield: Serves 6
Plan Ahead: The granita mixture needs to freeze at least 4 hours ahead of serving.
- In large liquid measuring cup, combine strawberries, sugar and lemon juice. Stir and let stand for 10 minutes, or until berries are juicy.
- Using immersion blender, potato masher or muddler, mash berries (and herbs, if using) until mixture is mostly liquid with small chunks of berries. Stir in rosé and vermouth.
- Pour into glass or nonreactive container that will hold liquid in a shallow layer and fit in freezer. Freeze for minimum of 4 hours, stirring with fork every hour, to break up mixture into flaky shards.
- Spoon granita into 6 serving glasses. Pour splash of sparkling water over top and garnish with lemon balm or mint.