Fresh Tangerine Juice Granita
I've been craving citrus and tasting these combinations in my mind's palate all day: Meyer Lemon Limoncello. Red Grapefruit Butter on Scallops. Buddha's Hand Citrus Eggs. Kaffir Lime Leaf soda...So this afternoon I made fresh tangerine juice granita.
- 2 cups fresh tangerine juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons organic powdered sugar (it's what I had on hand)
Combine juice and sugar in a metal or Pyrex baking dish (or loaf pan). Whisk until sugar is dissolved and freeze 1 hour. Stir and freeze 3 hours or overnight. Fluff with a fork and serve in chilled glasses. I couldn't wait overnight. I also topped this with mascarpone mixed with some fresh vanilla bean.
ONE THINGS LEADS TO ANOTHER:
I'm not very fond of creamy cocktails (except for the occasional Brandy Milk Punch or orange blossom-laced Ramos Gin Fizz to accompany brunch in an overgrown courtyard in New Orleans), but the granita started to melt and I had some CIROC vodka in the freezer. One thing led to another and I ended up with this combination that tastes like a Dreamsicle all grown up..
Vodka, Semi-melted granita, a bit of heavy cream and scraped vanilla bean. Shake and serve chilled. I also started thinking about a sprig of thyme instead of vanilla...or maybe a crack of pink peppercorn...this is what happens when I get in the kitchen.
Date Published: January 4, 2009
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