Negroni Granita RecipeSusan Palmer | Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Negroni Granita is the classic drink in a cold refreshing Italian ice. Bring on dessert!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
- 6 ounces Blood Orange Soda
- 2 ounces Simple Syrup
- 3 ounces Campari
- 3 ounces Gin
- 3 ounces Sweet Vermouth
- Orange Slices, For garnish
- 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.
- Freeze until solid, about 6 hours or overnight and then take a fork to break up into small pieces.
- Scoop the granita into 4 old fashioned glasses, serve with an orange wedge.
- Susan Palmer
- Cooking Method:
- No Cook
- Boozy Desserts
- Boozy Desserts, Desserts, Frozen Treats, Oranges, Party Food, No Cook, Italian
- Related Recipes:
- Boozy Dessert Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Frozen Treat Recipes, Orange Recipes, Party Food Recipes, No Cook Recipes, Italian Recipes
- Recipe Yields:
- 4 servings
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Author: Susan Palmer
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 360 minutes
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