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Strawberry granita cocktail
Strawberry granita cocktail

Strawberry granita cocktail

Preparation 30 minutes | freezing : 5 hours
Cooking time 5 minutes
Servings 4 à 8



  • 335 ml (1 1/3 cups) water
  • 170 ml (2/3 cup) white sugar
  • 750 ml (3 cups) cored strawberries
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) liquid vanilla
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) ground pepper
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice
  • 60 ml (2 oz) dry gin


  • 250 ml (1 cup) thinly sliced strawberries marinated in 30 ml (1 oz) apple brandy
  • Thyme sprigs
  • Lemon zest


  1. Bring water and white sugar to a boil in order to make syrup.
  2. Place strawberries in a large bowl, pour syrup overtop, and leave to cool.
  3. Add vanilla, pepper, lemon juice and dry gin, and blend in a food processor until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into a 23 m x 23 cm (9 in x 9 in) mould and place in freezer for 2 hours.
  5. Using a fork, scratch surface of mix every 30 minutes, until well crystalized (roughly 4 to 5 hours).
  6. Serve in small, chilled bowls and garnish with brandy-marinated strawberries.


Once frozen, granita keeps for roughly one month in a sealed container.

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