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Posted on Oct 4, 2013 in Do-It-Yourself, Slider, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Sips & Sups: Spiked Granita

Sips & Sups: Spiked Granita

In many parts of the country, temperatures are in the highs long before and after summer — and even if you don’t live in a sunny state, tell your dinner-party guests to but a sweater on and indulge in a sno-cone-esque dessert made with fresh fruit juice and a nip of your favorite spirit. Served in elegant and festive copper mugs (originally intended for Moscow Mules), it’s all the nostalgic merriment of sno-cones updated for the stylish adult.

Think you need to have a snow machine to join in on all the fun? No way! Do as we did and use a blender to crush ice or make use of the “crushed iced” function on your freezer door instead. Each of the three recipes below makes four snow cones.

Strawberry, Lime & Watermelon Granita2
Combine in a blender:

  • 2 cups Frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups fresh watermelon (with rinds removed)
  • 4 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 shot tequila

In a copper mug: Layer in shaved/crushed ice, topped with fruit juice/tequila puree; repeat until mug is full (we suggest three layers).

Garnish: Thread a strawberry and  watermelon slice onto a toothpick. Add fresh basil.  snow_cones3

Blueberry & Peach Bourbon Granitasnow_cones4
Combine in a blender:

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 2 cups frozen peaches
  • ½ shot bourbon
  • 1 shot peach schnapps

In a copper mug: Layer in shaved/crushed ice, topped with fruit juice/bourbon puree; repeat until mug is full (we suggest three layers).

Garnish: Alternate blueberries with a peach slice on a toothpick. Add a sprig of fresh mint.snow_cones2

Grapefruit & Lime Tequila Granita1
Combine in a blender:

  • 3 cups freshly squeezed Ruby Red grapefruit
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 shot tequila

In a copper mug: Layer in shaved/crushed ice, topped with fruit juice/tequila puree; repeat until mug is full (we suggest three layers).

Garnish: Alternate lime slices with a slice of grapefruit slice on a toothpick.Snow_cones1

Serve with a spoon and enjoy!

*For a virgin version, simply omit the alcohol.

1 Comment

  1. These look Yummy!

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