Alcoholic desserts are just the best. And this one is up there with the best of the best. A good quality Cabernet with the sweetness of orange juice and the iciness of the granita equals a fabulous summer dessert! It’s nice and light too, so it won’t leave you feeling bloated and full. If you like sangrias you will LOVE this. 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.
- 175ml Cabernet Sauvignon (or your favourite red)
- 125ml water
- 35g sugar
- 125ml orange juice
In a saucepan combine the wine, water and sugar. Stir and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute then remove off of the heat and add in the orange juice.
Pour into a 9×9 metal pan and let cool before popping it into the freezer.
After 30 minutes remove. With a fork scrape the edges and break up any frozen clumps. Return to the freezer for 30 more minutes and repeat one or two more times.
Cover with plastic wrap until ready to serve.
Scrape the granita one last time before dishing it up into small bowls or glasses.