175: Cherry-Merlot Granita

I made Cherry-Merlot Granita because I thought I might have someone to eat it with me. Alex doesn’t like red wine, so I can’t generally make anything with it unless I plan on consuming the entire thing (which is a pretty big commitment). Luckily, my friend Tracy was coming over for a doggie playdate, and I thought this would be refreshing to have in the backyard on a warm summer day. I knew she liked wine okay (since I’d asked her if wine was vegan), so this seemed like a winner.

I halved this recipe. I didn’t have an orange, so I zested a lemon instead. I did use orange juice we had in the fridge. I froze it in an 8-inch pan, and scraped it together shortly before my guest came over.

Cherry-Merlot Granita

I enjoyed this. Unfortunately, I don’t have too much to say about it. It was light and refreshing. The fruit and citrus plus red wine combination made it taste a lot like a frozen sangria. I may or may not make this recipe again – or I may just dry making an actual frozen sangria.

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