Red wine granita is one of those recipes with wine that you don't know if classify as ice cream and dessert or refreshing drink. The true is that it tastes delicious and is extremely digestive to serve after a weekend lunch.
Preparing a red wine granita is really easy: it can be ready in less than 1 hour, and thanks to its main ingredient is rich in antioxidants, ideal for fighting free radicals.
- 1 bottle of red wine
- 250 grams of brown sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- Rind of 1 lemon.
- Step 1: Put the wine in a saucepan and bring it to boil over high heat with the remaining ingredients.
- Step 2: Wait for the alcohol in wine to evaporate (you can verify this by lighting a spoonful and verifying that it does not catch fire, or use non-alcoholic wine), turn off the heat and remove from the kitchen to cool outdoors your preparation.
- Step 3: Take a not very high tray and pour the preparation at room temperature.
- Step 4: Place the tray in the freezer with your preparation until it becomes solid.
- Step 5: Open the tray with your solid preparation, remove it with a fork to create the granita effect you want in your recipe and start getting iced wine layers.
- Step 6: Take some cups to serve the granita, and decorate them with a cinnamon stick, a few mint leaves or maybe a cherry.
This dessert will relieve heat in your weekend evenings although it will mean a significant amount of calories by its sugar content. Do not forget to try at home for family gatherings or just indulge yourself some day.
And if you want some alternative proposal for hot days, today we recommend two red wines for a great red wine granita:
El Coto Crianza 2009
Ceci Lambrusco Terre Verdiane