As you’ve probably guessed by looking at my gallery of recipes, we cook and bake a lot at Casa Melo. And because of that sometimes my pants don’t fit. We’ve been having a lot of fun in the “test kitchen” lately, so it’s about that time of the year where I take a little break from sugar. One of the hardest things for me to give up is fizzy drinks and cocktails, but now I figured out a way so I don’t have to.
I’ve partnered with Zevia® to bring you 3 low calorie and delicious granita cocktails made with their new colorless, non-GMO, naturally sweetened sodas. They’re basically snow cone cocktails!
Making a granita is easy, but you need to be prepared to walk back and forth to the freezer every 20 minutes for a couple of hours.
First you need a flat-bottomed dish, like a Pyrex baking pan. Empty your Zevia soda flavor of choice into the pan and let freeze for 20 minutes. Then stir with a fork, scraping down the sides and bottom of the pan. Repeat this every 20 minutes until you have a snow-like consistency.
Once that is done, you can assemble your cocktail. Start with combining your ingredients in a glass and then pile in the icy granita. Once the granita hits the alcohol, it’ll start to melt creating a slushy beverage much like an adult Slurpee. Basically what my dreams are made of.
Here are my 3 favorite tried and true Zevia Granita Cocktail recipes.
Lemon Lime Twist Zevia with Tequila
Prepared Lemon Lime Twist Zevia granita (2 cans)
1 1/2 oz shot of silver tequila
Juice of half of a lime
Lime to garnish
Mix tequila and lime juice in an 8 oz glass. Then fill glass with prepared Zevia granita. Garnish with lime wedge. Serve with a spoon and straw.
Ginger Root Beer Zevia and Whiskey
Prepared Ginger Root Beer Zevia granita (2 cans)
1 1/2 oz whiskey
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Mix whiskey and bitters into an 8 oz cocktail glass. Then fill with prepared Ginger Root Beer granita. Garnish with a maraschino cherry. Serve with a spoon and straw.
Strawberry Zevia and Aperol
Prepared Strawberry Zevia granita (2 cans)
1 oz Aperol
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Juice of half a lime
Mix Aperol, bitters, and lime into a glass. Then fill glass with prepared Strawberry Zevia granita. Garnish with a wedge of lime and a cherry.
That’s it. Easy peasy. Now go make some granitas with your favorite Zevia flavors and mix them with your favorite booze to see what flavor combos you can come up with.
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This post was sponsored and made possible by Zevia®.