Sea Breeze Granita : Escape the Santa Ana Winds

By Tsz on December 2, 2011

As I’m writing this, I’m glancing outside the window at a freshly fallen tree—the latest victim of the tempestuous Santa Ana wind storm.

Since my home has been without electricity for 12 hours, I had the idea to lug my desktop computer over to my friend’s house a few towns over to create a sort of makeshift (albeit ghetto) laptop. Gotta have my internet!

Who would have thought just a few days ago, my friends and I were having a picnic near that same tree enjoying a Sea Breeze granita and an actual breeze?

Inspired by the old-fashioned Sea Breeze cocktail, this granita is a refreshing blend of cranberry and grapefruit juices with vodka—think snow cones for adults.

Make a stiff one and enjoy with a thick blanket to escape the Santa Ana winds!

Sea Breeze Granita
Serves 4

1/2 cup vodka
2 cups grapefruit juice
1 cup cranberry juice
1/2 cup water
Key Lime, sliced thinly

1. Pour the vodka, grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, and water into a flat glass dish. Mix well and place in the freezer overnight.

2. Remove from the freezer and scrape the frozen concoction with a fork until it transforms into a slushy consistency. Split into 4 Collins glasses, garnish each with a lime slice and serve.

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