You will love Gin & Tonic Granita this summer.
The idea is based on the palate cleansing granita (or granité) you sometimes may be served if you´re eating at a fine dining restaurant. Usually this is served somewhere in the middle of a long series of dishes as a little break for your senses and taste buds. Almost always the granita is high in acid and low on sugar so it’s not a dessert. Flavors that I have been offered is for example pomegranate, grapefruit, cucumber and so on.
So the idea for this is that you serve it after your regular appetizers, right before it’s time to sit down and start eating a main course, this way you’ll get some extra time to prepare, and your guests get´s an extra drink, win win. So let’s do the Gin & Tonic Granita.
Gin & Tonic Granita
1 part gin
2-3 parts tonic (depending on how strong you like your drinks)
Pour the tonic into a low freezable container and put it in the freezer, when the tonic is completely frozen remove it from the freezer and scrape the ice with a spoon. You will get a icy snow with tonic flavor, add this to a glass (as cold as possible, freeze your glasses if you have enough space) and then pour some gin on top, add some lemon zest and serve immediately.
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