Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Buck’s fizz granita

Buck’s fizz, a delicious cocktail made with equal parts of orange juice and champagne or sparkling white wine, becomes a gorgeous granita when made with blood orange juice and frozen. If you want, try diluting the granita with seltzer, champagne, or even sparkling cider for parties and special occasions.


* Serves 6
  • 2 cups blood orange juice
  • 2 cups Prosecco, sparkling white wine, or champagne (dry or sweet, according to taste)
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. sweetener or to taste

Chill 6 tall champagne glasses or another tall glass for as long as possible.

Mix the ingredients together and freeze for several hours without stirring, until frozen hard. Scrape with a large fork into a granular mixture and return to the freezer until ready to serve.

Fill the iced glasses with the granita and serve immediately, with a teaspoon, or top off the glasses with additional Prosecco or another sparkling beverage and serve quickly.

Variations:

  • Bellini granita
Prepare the basic recipe, replacing the orange juice with peach juice. Serve with a slice of fresh peach.

  • Kiwi fizz granita
Prepare the basic recipe but replace the orange juice with kiwi juice.

  • Summer fizz granita
Replace the orange juice of basic recipe with the strained juice of summer berries.

  • Strawberry kir granita
Prepare the basic recipe, replacing the orange juice with strained strawberry juice and adding a shot or small measure of cassis before freezing.

  • Melon fizz granita
When preparing the basic recipe, replace the orange juice with puréed and sieved melon and add a shot or small measure of Midori or melon liqueur before freezing.