Negroni Granita Recipe

Susan Palmer | Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Negroni Granita is the classic drink in a cold refreshing Italian ice. Bring on dessert!

Negroni Granita Photo

Cooking, baking and cocktail-making is all fun and games until what you want to make doesn’t turn out exactly as you planned. Then you sit back and remember, oh right, there’s a science to all this and sometimes you have to use math. The thing is, I don’t like math – math is hard.

Negroni Granita Picture

I’d rather skip the math and turn something good out of the bad. Which is essentially what I did with my Negroni granita today. You see, what I intend to make was Negroni popsicles. Who wouldn’t love their cocktail in popsicle form? It’s fun, it’s sweet and it’s on a stick!

Negroni Granita

Turns out, I forgot about the math in this recipe. See, alcohol can freeze as long as there’s only a small amount in boozy pops. Alcohol cannot freeze solid when you try to make a big batch cocktail. Oops... It’s all good though, what ended up as failed popsicles turned into the easiest way ever to make boozy granita!

Negroni Granita Image

Granita, also Italian in origin – see, this is all connecting here – is fancy Italian ice. In most cases you would need to scrape your mixture a few times to get that slushie texture, but it’s not necessary here. This is a hands-off treat that results in a fun new way to slurp up this bitter aperitif.

Negroni Granita Pic

For some people, the bitterness of Campari is too much to handle, but I love the taste. If you are one of them, this could be a great introduction the cocktail, I would however suggest that you adjust the sugar to your taste. I kept it on the bitter side since I prefer less sweet drinks. You can kind of go as sweet as you like, but remember that a Negroni is known for its bite as much as its boozy content.

Boozy desserts like this do well at an all grown up barbecue. Since this one is completely hands-off, and requires only a few minutes of prep work, it's perfect for your post-grilling sweets needs.

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Negroni Granita Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 6 ounces Blood Orange Soda
  • 2 ounces Simple Syrup
  • 3 ounces Campari
  • 3 ounces Gin
  • 3 ounces Sweet Vermouth
  • Orange Slices, For garnish


  1. In a medium-mixing bowl combine the soda, simple syrup, campari, gin and sweet vermouth. Transfer to a shallow baking dish and place in the freezer.
  2. Freeze until solid, about 6 hours or overnight and then take a fork to break up into small pieces.
  3. Scoop the granita into 4 old fashioned glasses, serve with an orange wedge. 


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No Cook
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Author: Susan Palmer
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 360 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 190

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 7mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 12g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Susan Palmer

About Susan

Susan bakes up delicious treats as the Girl in the Little Red Kitchen at home in Brooklyn. She's joined Food Fanatic as a Cocktails and Boozy Desserts Fanatic, and we could not be more excited!

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