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This Wine and Beer-Infused Ice Granita is a Great Dessert for the Summer

 - Jul 29, 2014
References: food52 & food52
Ice granita is a traditional Italian dessert item made from sugar, ice and various flavoring. In this granita recipe by food blog Food52, the granita is infused with the tantalizing taste of beer or wine to create an adult-friendly slushie dessert.

To make this boozy summertime treat begin by choosing your alcohol. You can either use a cup of red wine, white wine or flat beer. Using wine will give the granita a sweeter taste whereas opting for a pilsner or a light ale will render the ice a bit more savory. Depending on what alcohol you have left from your last party, add a cup of it to a quarter cup of water and sugar. Freeze the mixture and then toss it into the blender to get a shaved ice texture. Finish the granita off with sweet whipped cream and enjoy.