Tinto de verano granita
Tinto de verano means ‘summer red wine’ – sangria-like but much easier to make. Here it’s frozen into a granita or slushie and doubles as a post-lunch drink
- Serves: 4 persons
- 500ml red wine (chose one lower in tannins with a softer mouthfeel)
- 375ml lemonade
- 125ml soda water
- 1lime , plus extra to serve (or a lemon)
Step 1Mix 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 2Alternatively, 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 3When 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.