Ruby Rosé Granita

Celebrate love with Ruby Rosé Granitas

strawberries-om-om-fruits-red-82978-large Why limit rosé to just one season? Here at Basil & Salt, I enjoy a chilled pink year-round.

While the granita recipe is a great summer treat and a beautiful companion for the holidays, it’s also a great way to show your perfect Valentine a bit of love.

Although not a “true” granita, this slushy treat will delight your senses and dance in yourlogo tipple and taste mouth. It’s simple enough to whip up for girls’ night, Sunday Brunch, Mother’s Day or front porch sipping to chill the summer heat. Invite your neighbors, they will love you.

Since Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the chill of winter, it’s an awesome treat to enjoy in front of a roaring fire. Grab a bowl of strawberries, a bit of fresh cream and a couple of Ruby Rosé Granitas.

Experiment! Try Raspberries or a different fruit, remembering to strain out seeds and other solids.

Ruby Rosé Granita


Serves 4 – 6

Ruby Rose GranitaIngredients

  • 1 750-ml bottle of Ruby Magdalena Vineyards Rosé of Garnacha
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 8 ounces strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 2 1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 1/2 c crushed Ice


  1. Pour rosé into a 9 x 13 sheet pan and freeze for about 6 hours.
  2. In medium sauce pan, bring sugar and 1/2 of water to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Add strawberries, remove from heat and set aside for about 30 mins.
  3. Strain strawberry mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a small bowl, careful not to press solids through. Cover and chill till cold, about 30 minutes.
  4. Scrape rosé into blender and add lemon juice, 3 1/2 ounces of strawberry syrup and 1 cup crushed ice. Purée until smooth.
  5. Put the entire blender/jar in freezer for about 25-35 minutes. Blend again before serving.

Rose of Garnacha by Ruby Magdalena Vineyards ~ An award-winning rosé with aromas of strawberry, raspberry and white peach. Subtle fruitiness and a pleasant balance of light sweetness to crisp acidity makes this an approachable wine. Your mom will love this pretty pink bottle of Rose of Garnacha.

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As always, I am raising a glass to you. Karie

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profile picKarie Engels is an author, founder and publisher of Basil & Salt Magazine. She enjoys a quiet life in a small cottage in Washington State

2 thoughts on “Ruby Rosé Granita

  1. Have a happy one!

    On May 5, 2017 2:44 PM, “Your Home with Karie Engels” wrote:

    > Karie Engels posted: “Summer is on its way and this sensuous > delight should be on the menu. As happens every spring, “Rosé season” has > been officially announced. Whatever that means. Everyone seems forget it is > available throughout the entire year, although it is often labeled” >

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