Summer Berry Vodka Granita

Summer Berry Vodka Granita Recipe | snappygourmet.comHappy 4th of July! If you’re looking for a last minute easy dessert (that could double as a cocktail), this frozen Summer Berry Vodka Granita will fit the bill! Strawberry, blueberry, and ginger ale granita with a secret ingredient…Pinnacle Rainbow Sherbet vodka! Delicious, and only a few ingredients! 

Summer Berry Vodka Granita Recipe | snappygourmet.comSo it’s not quite red, white, and blue (it’s a bit more pink, white, and purple…) but it’s delicious and perfect for a hot summer day and 4th of July. It’s an easy recipe, but does take a few hours since you do need to scrape the ice every 15-20 minutes or so. I used (defrosted) frozen strawberries and blueberries but you could also use fresh berries. If you do use fresh strawberries or blueberries, you may need to add a little more liquid to the blender to get everything smooth.

Summer Berry Vodka Granita Recipe | snappygourmet.comIf you’re looking for more of a cocktail rather than a dessert, I’d suggest leaving the granita out for a just a little while so it’s more slushy. Or you could also add a little ginger ale to the glass to soften it up a bit.

Summer Berry Vodka Granita Recipe | snappygourmet.comSummer Berry Vodka Granita would actually be good with just about any kind of summer fruit and not just strawberries and blueberries, so mix-it up a bit and try different flavors. The Pinnacle Rainbow Sherbet really gives it a nice flavor without being too strong.

Summer Berry Vodka Granita Recipe | snappygourmet.com

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Summer Berry Vodka Granita
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2-4
A fun and easy frozen dessert (or cocktail) with strawberry, blueberry, and ginger ale granita with a secret ingredient...Pinnacle Rainbow Sherbet Vodka.
Ingredients
Blueberry Granita:
  • ½ gup ginger ale
  • 2 tablespoons Pinnacle Rainbow Sherbet Vodka
  • 1 cup defrosted frozen (or fresh) blueberries
Ginger Ale Granita:
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • 2 tablespoons Pinnacle Rainbow Sherbet Vodka
Strawberry Granita:
  • ½ gup ginger ale
  • 2 tablespoons Pinnacle Rainbow Sherbet Vodka
  • 1 cup defrosted frozen (or fresh) strawberries
Instructions
  1. Place ½ cup ginger ale, 2 tablespoons vodka, and blueberries in a blender. Process until smooth. Strain if desired, and pour into a shallow container, set aside.
  2. Mix together 1 cup ginger ale and 2 tablespoons vodka in shallow container, set aside.
  3. Rinse out blender, then add remaining ½ cup ginger ale, 2 tablespoons vodka, and strawberries. Process until smooth, strain if desired, then pour into shallow container, set aside.
  4. Place all containers flat in freezer. Every 15-20 minutes scrape around container edges, repeat for about 2 hours or until frozen.
  5. Store in freezer until ready to serve. Scrape with fork as necessary and spoon into serving glasses or bowls.
Notes
SNAPPY TIPS: Be sure to scrape sides of container every 15-20 minutes or the granita will be difficult to scrape.

SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: You can substitute various types of fruit for strawberries or blueberries. You can substitute lemon lime soda for ginger ale or different flavors of vodka for the rainbow sherbet.

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Comments

  1. 1

    That’s pretty neat!

  2. 3

    great summer drink!

  3. 5

    Looks very refreshing! Can’t wait to try it!

  4. 6

    Pretty and refreshing. What a great thing to serve to 4th of July party guests. Have a great holiday!

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