Recently, I got in touch with the guys at Hadrian’s Wall Gin offering to provide them with a granita recipe where their Gin is a principal ingredient. It was worth a try and it paid off, they love the recipe and have been promoting it on their social media this week.
They like it so much, that i’ll be doing future recipe collaborations with them. I’ll keep you posted.
The recipe is below, I use it as a palate cleanser for dinner parties as it’s the perfect adult alternative to a sorbet. This serves 4.
Top Tip: Always use chilled glasses, this delays the granita from melting too quickly.
100ml Hadrian’s Wall Gin
200ml Fever Tree Refreshingly Light Tonic
150g Caster Sugar
Juice of 1 Lemon
Juice of 1 Lime
Few Sprigs of Dill
4 Cucumber Ribbons
Plus your choice of garnish
Make a stock syrup from the caster sugar and water by placing both in a pan on a gentle heat and allowing the sugar to dissolve. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
Once cool, in a bowl combine the syrup, gin, tonic, juices from the lemon & lime and a few sprigs of dill. Transfer to a freezer-proof container and freeze for 1 hour. Place four tumblers in the refrigerator.
Remove the mixture from the freezer and stir, breaking up the ice crystals.. Freeze for a further hour. Repeat this step twice more.
Add a cucumber ribbon to the chilled tumbler to resemble a spiral. Spoon in some of the granita mix and top with a garnish of your choice. I recommend lemon zest, apple matchsticks, edible flowers or for a peppery taste, nasturtium leaf.
Check my Instagram post here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BllIFaYFoZP/?hl=en&taken-by=paulsprivatedining
To find out more about Hadrians Wall Gin, visit https://www.hadrianswallgin.com/
Let me know your thoughts…