This recipe came about from a recent, but dim, memory of someone blogging that they disliked the green apple-basil-ginger granita at a certain restaurant as much as they enjoyed the chocolate something-or-another. I thought, what's not to like? An internet search yielded all sorts of variations; I believe the original one came from Gourmet in July 2003, which guided me to the proportions used here.. —Hugetracts
What You'll Need
1 1/2 tablespoons
chopped candied ginger
fresh basil, chopped
3 1/2 cups
sparkling apple cider, apple cider, or apple juice
fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Using a blender or a mini food processor, whirl ginger, sugar and basil until finely ground
Pour apple juice and lemon juice into a medium sized bowl, add ginger, sugar and basil, stir
Allow ingredients to get acquainted for a few minutes, then pour through either a fine-mesh sieve or a few layers of cheesecloth into a 9 x 11 metal baking pan
Place pan in freezer, and stir every hour or so with a fork to crush lumps until pretty much frozen, about 4 hours.
After a final crushing, scrape into pretty glasses ... martinti glasses work great!