This Aperol Spritz granita is the perfect way to start or end a get-together. This granita is fresh, easy to make, and perfect for a summer evening or a day at the pool.
About this recipe
A granita is a semi-frozen Italian dessert made from water, sugar, and various flavorings, often fruit or fruit juices. The mixture is frozen and then scraped with a fork or spoon to create a coarse, crystalline texture.
Popular flavors for granita include lemon, orange, coffee, almond, and strawberry, though many other variations exist. Granita is typically served in a glass or bowl and can be enjoyed as a refreshing treat during hot weather or as a palate cleanser between courses in a meal.
Ingredients for the Aperol granita
- Aperol. Aperol is an Italian aperitif, a low-alcohol, flavored, slightly bitter liqueur, and a distinctive bright orange color.
- Prosecco, use the prosecco of your choice.
- Soda water
- Simple syrup
- Orange juice is best if you use fresh orange juice.
- Orange slice for serving; play with different sizes, colors, and types of oranges. Make your Aperol granita beautiful.
Here is how to make simple syrup:
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Stir the mixture gently until the sugar is completely dissolved. Make sure not to let the mixture come to a boil, as this can cause the sugar to caramelize or create a thicker syrup than intended.
Once the sugar has dissolved, remove the saucepan from the heat and let the simple syrup cool to room temperature.
Transfer the cooled simple syrup to an airtight container, like a glass jar or bottle, and store it in the refrigerator. It will last for several weeks when stored properly.
How to make the Aperol spritz Granita
In a large pitcher, mix all your ingredients. Pour into an 8×8 in. freezer-safe container. Freeze for at least two hours or overnight.
When frozen, scrape with a fork and serve in an ice cream or small wine glass. Finish with one or two orange slices.
Tips for making the best granita
- Make your granita ahead of time. It can sit in the freezer for one or two days without a problem.
- Scrape your granita ahead of time and store it in an ice cream container in the freezer. Serve as usual.
- Always use high-quality ingredients and taste them before adding them to the pitcher.
- When mixing the ingredients, always taste them before adding them to the freezing dish.
Frequently asked questions
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Aperol Spritz Granita
- 1 8×8 freezer safe dish
- 1 Picher
- 1 cup Aperol
- 1 cup Prosecco
- 1 cup Sparkling water
- 1 cup Simple syrup
- 1 cup Orange juice
- 1 Orange slice to serve
- Mix all the ingredients in a pitcher and taste. Pour the mix into the dish and freeze for two hours minimum.Scrape the granita with a fork or spoon. SErve and top with an orange slice.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir the mixture gently until the sugar is completely dissolved. Make sure not to let the mixture come to a boil, as this can cause the sugar to caramelize or create a thicker syrup than intended.
Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.