Sparkling Rosé Mint Granita

Recipe and photo contributed by Sarah Jane Green Yield:  9 servings
Prep Time:  25 minutes Cook Time:  5 minutes

Sparkling Rosé Mint Granita

Sparkling granitas are delicate and refreshing. Serve as a palate cleanser or call them dessert—either way, they are an elegant addition to any meal.

Ingredients

2 cups lightly packed mint leaves and stems

1 cup water

1 cup (224g) sugar

1 750-ml bottle chilled dry Champagne, sparkling wine such as Prosecco, or rosé brut

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Combine the mint, water, and sugar in a medium saucepan over high heat; bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the pan from heat and let stand 15 minutes. Strain syrup into a bowl and cool completely.
  3. Stir the sparkling wine and lemon juice into the syrup. Pour into a shallow, nonreactive dish. Freeze for several hours or overnight, running a fork through it two or three times during the freezing process to achieve a granita texture.

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