Strawberry Granita

Rosé is the trendiest wine of the season, and strawberries are a perfect match.

Strawberry Granita and Strawberry Frosé Cocktail

Serves | 4 |

Granita

  • 2 lbs (6 cups) fresh strawberries, sliced into rings, plus more for garnish
  • 4 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon zest, plus more for garnish
  • 1 large lemon, juiced

Cocktail

  • 2 lbs (6 cups) fresh strawberries, sliced into rings, plus more for garnish
  • 4 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon zest, plus more for garnish
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • 2 cups dry rosé

| Preparation – Granita | Place strawberry slices in a glass bowl and top with sugar and lemon zest; stir. Let sit at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours, or up to 24 hours.

In the bowl of a blender, purée macerated strawberries with lemon juice. Spread across a 13-by-9-inch metal baking pan and cover with aluminum foil; transfer to freezer. Using the back of a fork, scrape and stir granita every 30 minutes for at least 2 hours and 30 minutes; serve.

| Preparation – Cocktail | Place strawberry slices in a glass bowl and top with sugar and lemon zest; stir. Let sit at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours, or up to 24 hours.

In the bowl of a blender, purée macerated strawberries with lemon juice and rosé. Spread across a 13-by-9-inch metal baking pan and cover with aluminum foil; transfer to freezer. Using the back of a fork, scrape and stir granita every 30 minutes for at least 2 hours and 30 minutes. An additional hour of freezing may be needed; serve.

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Amanda Wilens is a contributing writer and photographer for Feast Magazine. She is also an event planner and food blogger based in St. Louis.

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