Refreshing New Frozé
Oh yum! We just discovered this one. We tried it with 3 different kinds of wine. (Moscato, Pinot Grigio & Sauvignon Blanc) We shared the Moscato with our local playhouse opening night of Evita, and it was a big hit! We kept the rest for ourselves... let's just say, our warehouse is a popular place on HOT days!
So here's what you do. You get a jug of Steve's Frozé, a bottle of your favorite wine, & some water. Add it all to your Granita Machine and set it to freeze for a couple of hours. Garnish with strawberries or an orange slice.
Don't have a Granita Machine? You can rent one from us, or you can put the mix together, along with some ice in your very own blender.
Here are the proportions:
1 jug ( oz) Steve's Froze Mix
1 bottle (750 mL) Wine of Choice* (Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio)
64 oz water
*Here are some thoughts on the wines...
Moscato for an uber-sweet experience
Riesling from Germany for accentuated lemon flavors
Pinot Grigio for more pronounced tropical fruit aromas, ripe peach or apricot.
Sauvignon Blanc for a grassy and tropical touch *(This was our personal favorite)
Avoid OAKED Chardonnay, as the sweetness competes with the oak in a weird (not the good kind of weird)
* To make a great Sangria, use the same mix, and replace the white wine with a yummy red...
Merlot is generally fruity and round, with a soft body. Mix with slight vanilla, Assam tea leaves, dried fig, and pear.
Cabernet Sauvignon is often a bigger wine with aromas of cassis (blackcurrent) and blackberry. The palate is filled with loads of cocoa notes and roasted coffee.
A Pinot Noir wine, an affordable one, is a lighter choice that will bring upfront fruitiness to your Sangria.
Shout out to chef Kevin Richard for helping us figure out the best wines for our palates. Check out his blog