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Strawberry Pimm's Cup Granita by Baking The Goods

Strawberry Pimm's Cup Granita


Description

This slushy, frozen blend of Pimm's No. 1, fresh strawberries, cucumbers, mint, lemonade and ginger ale is the end all be all of refreshing summer sippers. 


Ingredients

Units
  • 3 lemons
  • 4 small Persian cucumbers or 2 large (reserve some slices for garnish)
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups lemonade
  • 3/4 cup fresh mint, loosely packed (plus more for garnish)
  • 2 cups Pimm's No. 1
  • 1 cup ginger ale

Instructions

  1. Peel and roughly chop cucumbers. Hull and slice strawberries in half, reserving a handful of whole strawberries for garnish. Juice 2 lemons. 
  2. Combine cucumbers, strawberries, mint, fresh squeezed lemon juice and lemonade in a blender. Whizz together until smooth and juicy. Strain into a large measuring cup or bowl.
  3. Add the Pimm's No. 1 and ginger ale, whisk to combine. 
  4. Carefully pour the mixture into a shallow dish or baking sheet that fit in your freezer.  *To keep it really easy, I placed the quarter sized baking sheets in my freezer first, then carefully poured the mixture evenly into the sheets. 
  5. Allow to chill for one hour, then use a fork to break up the icy bits that have started to form. Repeat the forking process a few times, every hour or so to create an icy, granita texture.
  6. Allow to freeze for at least 8 hours or overnight before serving. Divide evenly into 6 pretty little cocktail glasses. Garnish with lemon wheels, cucumber slices or strips, strawberries and mint. 
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Cocktails