Prosecco Lemon Ginger Granita - A seriously refreshing boozy dessert - perfect for a hot summers day.
So I may have been slightly drunk when I took these photos.
Just being honest here.....
A hot sunny day, the BBQ was out and I was testing out those prosecco popsicles and photographing (aka sampling) a Dark & Stormy or two. In my slightly tiddly (at that point) state, I decided it would be a great idea to mix the leftover prosecco with the spicy ginger beer from the cocktail.
A second cocktail would probably have worked, but granita sounded so much more refreshing!
And it was.
Perfect frozen flakes of spicy citrussy fizz (try saying that when you've had a couple of these).
Eaten in the garden in the blazing hot sun it was pure bliss. Especially when it started to melt a little and turned into a prosecco slushy.
So, coming back to the photos. Sorry they're not the greatest 🙂
I took about 500 before nearly falling off the mini step ladder, so I had to stop at that point.
I was considering making some more so I could photograph it again. But it's so tasty, I think I might end up falling into the same trap......
The Prosecco Lemon Ginger Granita Recipe:
Prosecco Lemon and Ginger Granita
- 1 cup prosecco
- 1 cup spicy ginger beer - I like Old Jamaica
- Finely grated zest of one lemon
- Juice of half a lemon
- 2 tsp honey
- Mix together all the ingredients and pour into a metal baking tin. Freeze for 30 minutes, then use a fork stir the icy bits. Place back in the freezer and continue stirring every 30 minutes until the mixture is frozen but flaky. It should take about 2-3 hours altogether.
- At this point you can serve, or leave (covered) in the freezer. No need to stir any further.
Perfect for this glorious weather at the moment.
This looks amazing 😀
Nicky Corbishley says
this looks amazing ! Plus I looove proseco. But I again don't even know what ginger beer is. is that like ginger ale ? Can it be substituted with ginger ale ?
I have to make a trip to the UK to get a stock of all of those amazing ingredient we don't have in france (mince meat, ginger beer, can cherry fillings) !
Nicky Corbishley says
Thanks Saz 🙂
Yes, it's like ginger ale (as in the non-alcoholic fizzy drink). The spicier versions of it work better than the sweet versions though.
Do they sell Pimento in France? that would be a good choice if you can't get hold of Old Jamaica.
I know what you mean about having difficulty getting hold of things. I see so many American recipes I like the look of, and then I can never find at least a couple of the ingredients 🙂