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Strawberry Granita Frozen Cocktail

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Introduction

Nigella, I know how much you love cocktails. this one sits somewhere between cocktail and dessert. Even if you're busy circulating and let the granita melt, you still have a lovely, cold cocktail to drink.

Nigella, I know how much you love cocktails. this one sits somewhere between cocktail and dessert. Even if you're busy circulating and let the granita melt, you still have a lovely, cold cocktail to drink.

Ingredients

Serves: 4 glasses

Metric Cups
  • 500 grams strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar (big)
  • water (on hand)
  • 4 limes (or big tablespoons of lime juice - plastic is fine)
  • 2000 millilitres alcohol (white - liqueurs are best but vodka, gin etc will work)
  • 17⅔ ounces strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar (big)
  • water (on hand)
  • 4 limes (or big tablespoons of lime juice - plastic is fine)
  • 70 fluid ounce alcohol (white - liqueurs are best but vodka, gin etc will work)

Method

Strawberry Granita Frozen Cocktail is a community recipe submitted by Sparks and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Make a small amount of sugar syrup from the 3 tablespoons sugar and water. Pinch and halve the strawberries.
  • Put the syrup and strawberries into a blender with the juice of 3 limes ( or 3 big tablespoons of plastic lime juice ). Blend until totally smooth. Add 200ml of the alcohol.
  • Choose an alcohol that will compliment the strawberries. Blend for 5 seconds more. Pour the mix into a shallow container and place in the freezer. The longer you have to freeze the mixture, the better. Overnight is good.
  • Very thinly slice a lime and lay the slices in a tray. Freeze this also.
  • To serve scrape the granita up with a large metal spoon and place into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the frozen limes.
  • Make a small amount of sugar syrup from the 3 tablespoons sugar and water. Pinch and halve the strawberries.
  • Put the syrup and strawberries into a blender with the juice of 3 limes ( or 3 big tablespoons of plastic lime juice ). Blend until totally smooth. Add 200ml of the alcohol.
  • Choose an alcohol that will compliment the strawberries. Blend for 5 seconds more. Pour the mix into a shallow container and place in the freezer. The longer you have to freeze the mixture, the better. Overnight is good.
  • Very thinly slice a lime and lay the slices in a tray. Freeze this also.
  • To serve scrape the granita up with a large metal spoon and place into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the frozen limes.
  • Additional Information

    Note: Your granita should not be frozen solid. The sugar and alcohol will prevent it from turning to a solid block of ice. This is the desired effect. Looks great if served in a martini glass.

    Note: Your granita should not be frozen solid. The sugar and alcohol will prevent it from turning to a solid block of ice. This is the desired effect. Looks great if served in a martini glass.

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