Monday 10 August 2020

Granita of Raspberries, Red Wine, & Mint...


This is ….SO…seriously …delicious!

For four servings.

Ingredients: 500ml red wine (the lighter the wine, the more the raspberry flavour will come through; with a stronger wine, I find that the end result is more like blackcurrant than raspberry – which is equally delicious, but a different thing…); 75g sugar; half a dozen sprigs of mint; 300g fresh raspberries.


  1. In a small pan, bring the wine, sugar, and mint sprigs to the boil, and then pour into a bowl.
  2. Liquidise the raspberries, and then sieve them, and ad this puree to the wine in the bowl.
  3. Allow to cool, then chill in the fridge, before churning to a soft, smooth texture (yes, I know a granita should traditionally be made in an ice tray in the freezer, breaking the crystals up from time to time; I just happen to prefer it this way, where it turns out more with the rich texture of a sorbet.)
  4. Serve, garnished with more mint, if you like. And then, taste it and swoon…

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