Strawberry Moscato Granita
It’s Friday which means only one thing – Cocktail Friday!
I’ve been crushing on Moscato lately. It is just sooo delish I can’t help myself, not to mention it is super versatile. Moscato can effortlessly be used to create a ton of simply amazing cocktails. Crisp, refreshing and addicting I always have a few bottles in my pantry, a few bottles in my fridge and a few bottles in my home bar, hey I’m a Moscato gal at heart. Recently I made a cucumber cooler with Moscato which was all the rave with my sisters’, before that I made a dreamy moscato cake with fresh berries which my mom enjoyed so much I had to make it twice that week.
This time Summer evenings were on my mind. Sticky, humid Texas Summer nights where only a cold beer or a triple scoop ice cream cone can ease the pain. What about a boozy granite, a two in one. A frosty cocktail that quenches your thirst while keeping you chill on an otherwise sticky evening.
A granita made with fresh strawberries, lemon juice and Gallo Family Vineyards Red Moscato wine is the just what the doctor ordered this Cocktail Friday. Enjoy ~
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup lemon juice
- ½ cup Gallo Family Vineyards Red Moscato
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 1 cup fresh sliced strawberries
Bring to boil water with sugar, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat add lemon juice, moscato and salt. Allow to cool completely; add lemon zest and sliced strawberries, pour into a shallow baking dish and freeze 4-6 hours. Scrap with a fork and serve in chilled glasses.
Sweet Life Disclosure: The fine folks over at Gallo Wine were kind enough to send this Moscato gal a few bottles of wine to create a recipe for Sweet Life, granita was what my little heart desired. All opinions are my own.