HOLIDAY GRANITAS MAKE CRANBERRIES SHINE!
Homemade Cranberry Sauce:
1 bag fresh cranberries
½ cup orange juice (or apple cider)
5 peeled and chopped Clementine oranges
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/8 cup sugar (you can add more or less depending on how sweet you prefer your sauce)
¼ tsp vanilla
Throw all ingredients in a saucepan. Heat on medium-high until boiling. Cook and stir until cranberries have popped. Turn down heat and stir around until a gel-like consistency. Pour into a shallow glass container to cool (refrigerate).
Now to make the Granitas…
- Mix chilled cranberry sauce with good quality vodka. I enjoy Prairie Organic. Add enough vodka so it has good flavor and is a somewhat thick, soup-like consistency. If it’s too thin, it will not freeze properly.
- Put cranberry vodka mixture in the freezer for at least 24 hours.
- Take out container and use a strong fork to scrape frozen cranberry mixture into ice shavings. Scoop ice shavings into some fun cocktail glasses and garnish with a mint spring!
Recipe Courtesy of Christina Meyer-Jax, Tastemaker in Residence