Try our red wine granita recipe, then give melon granita, calvados granita or redcurrant and sweet wine granita a go.

If you have an ice cream machine you can churn the mixture until slushy and scoop it straight into the glasses.

Tinto de verano granita recipe


  • 500ml red wine (chose one lower in tannins with a softer mouthfeel)
  • 375ml lemonade
  • 125ml soda water
  • 1 lime, plus extra to serve (or a lemon)


  • STEP 1

    Mix together the red wine, lemonade, soda water and a good squeeze of lime juice. If you have a high-powered blender, freeze the mixture in ice cubes and then throw the lot in the blender just before serving.

  • STEP 2

    Alternatively, pour into a freezer box, freeze for 2 hrs, then use a fork to stir through the ice crystals and freeze again for 2 hrs, stirring again as before. Repeat until you have a slushy mixture of ice grains, then freeze until needed.

  • STEP 3

    When ready to serve, scrape up the ice crystals with a fork and stir. To serve, load the icy mixture into four chilled glasses. Serve with a wheel of lemon or lime to garnish.

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