Boozy Berry Granitas
Granitas are pretty much an adult version of a snow cone and what’s not to love about that. This version is made up of freshly pureed strawberries and my bubbly beverage of choice – Prosecco. Hence the name boozy berry granitas. I’m very smart like that. They’re perfect for a lazy afternoon on the deck under the umbrella shopping on Amazon (is that only me?). Or for a get together with the girls, or just because. Really you don’t need a special occasion. I am just a social butterfly and company is nice. Especially when they bring more Prosecco. Ehem.
When my friends at The Wine Bar sent me a selection of whites (my preference well truthfully that’s unless I’m in Italy then I’m all about the reds but that’s another story for another day ) to try out. I gravitated to Stellina di Notte Prosecco. It’s a light, not too sweet, not too acidic sparkling wine that is imported from Italy (duh). It’s fantastic on its own or mixed in cocktails (or made into granitsa). Stellina di Notte means “little night star” in Italian. And now you know.
To make a granita it’s important that you start with CHILLED ingredients. If you’re of sound mind go ahead and pop the bottle into the fridge the night before along with your pureed strawberries. This way when you’re ready to mix everything up you don’t have to wait. Who has time for that?
Once you’ve served these up, get busy enjoying them. Otherwise you’ll need a few straws handy. And if you’re feeling crafty after you’ve made these granitas, check out my DIY chalkboard painted wine bottles (because I know you’ll have at least one bottle lying around).
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by The Wine Bar. I was compensated for my time. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.
What You Will Need:
- 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- zest from 1/2 lemon
- 1 pint fresh strawberries - pureed and chilled
- 3/4 bottle of Stellina di Notte Prosecco - chilled
- fresh mint sprigs to garnish - optional
What To Do:
- Place sugar and water into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Whisk to combine. Continue cooking until mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon. Take off of heat and allow to cool completely.
- Into a glass container add simple syrup, lemon zest, pureed strawberries and Prosecco. Stir to combine. Place into freezer to chill for approximately 4 hours or until set.
- Use a fork to scrape mixture prior to serving.
- Scoop mixture into glasses and garnish with fresh mint.