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Wine Granita

The perfect wine cocktail for day drinking

Wine Granita

This prep-ahead cocktail is ideal for a large group. A little advance preparation will have you scooping out drinks in no time. Could this be better than ice cream?

Ingredients

Wine Granita

  • 3/4 Cups cold water
  • 3/4 Cups sugar
  • 1/2 pint fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Cups dry prosecco, rose, or pinot noir
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • cherries, mint sprigs and lemon slices (for garnish)

Directions

Wine Granita

In a small saucepan, combine water, sugar and basil. Heat on medium until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Let stand until cool, about 1 hour. Strain basil from syrup and discard.

In 2-quart metal baking pan, combine syrup, wine and lemon juice. Freeze 4 to 5 hours or until frozen, scraping with fork every hour to break up ice crystals. Serve garnished with cherries, mint, and lemon slices, if desired. Store in freezer up to 1 week, covered with plastic wrap, scraping again before serving.

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving163
Sugar25gN/A
Protein0.2g0.4%
Carbs27g9%
Vitamin A11µg1%
Vitamin C3mg6%
Vitamin K17µg21%
Calcium9mg1%
Folate (food)4µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)4µg1%
Iron0.1mg0.8%
Magnesium3mg1%
Phosphorus3mgN/A
Potassium20mg1%
Sodium2mgN/A
Sugars, added25gN/A