Strawberry Aperol Spritz Granita
This strawberry Aperol spritz granita is refreshing, boozy, and perfect for summertime! Inspired by Italy, this granita has all the flavors you love in a classic Aperol spritz.
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup Aperol
- 10 oz strawberries
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 1/2 cup dry Prosecco
In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and Aperol. Bring it to a simmer and cook it for 4-5 minutes (you want to cook off a bit of the alcohol so it will actually freeze). Cool the mixture to room temperature.
Puree the strawberries with the Aperol syrup in a blender or food processor until smooth. Strain to remove the pulp and seeds. (If desired. This step is not totally necessary, but the pulp and seeds will lead to a less-smooth texture).
Gently whisk the strawberry-Aperol mixture with the lemon juice, orange juice, and Prosecco. Pour the mixture into a metal or glass baking pan.
Freeze for 2 hours, and then scrape the mixture with a fork. Scrape the mixture every hour for another 3-4 hours, or until the mixture resembles shaved ice. Cover with wrap until ready to serve. You can serve the granita with whipped cream and fruit, but I prefer it plain. Enjoy!
Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 24.5gProtein: 0.4gFat: 0.2gPotassium: 90mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 21.9gCalcium: 7mg