Grapefruit Granita Cocktail

Grapefruit granitaThis is the most refreshing cocktail I know.  If this doesn’t cool you off on a steamy summer day, I don’t know what will. Notice that the sugar syrup isn’t diluted with water, but grapefruit juice is added. Enjoy!

Grapefruit Granita Cocktail

1.    Squeeze juice from 3 red or pink grapefruits, Strain.

2.   Heat ¼ cup of juice with ¼ cup sugar until sugar dissolves.  Pour back into rest of juice.

3.   Add ¼ cup grapefruit vodka. (Alcohol will prevent the mixture from freezing hard.)

4.   Pour into a container and place in freezer.  (I used an 8” by 8” metal pan.)

5.   After a couple of hours scrape through mixture with a fork to break up. Place back in freezer.

6.   Repeat.

7.   When a slushy granita forms, scoop into martini glasses.

8.   Top with a splash of the grapefruit vodka, strawberry liqueur or prosecco.

9.   Garnish with a fresh strawberry.

 

 

 

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Mea Culpa

Ooops, sorry about that photo with the olives instead of cocktail onions.  That’s one of my classic martini photos, not the Gibson.  I think the Gibson is still in the camera.  In the meantime, just squint and pretend those are onions.  Thanks.  Sweetpaprika

Coming this weekend–An Indian Feast

Smoked Spanish PaprikaWhy not subscribe to sweetpaprika right now so you won’t miss my array of fragrant savory Indian specialties?  Few cuisines  can compete with Indian in pulling flavor from spices and herbs.  Subtle and spicy dishes entice the palate alongside cooling offerings that temper the heat.  I’m putting together  a handful of my favorites that I served to my family this week.  So, stay tuned . . .

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