Champagne-And-Orange Granita Cocktail

Photo: Frederic Lagrange
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins


  • 4 ½ cups fresh orange juice (from 14 oranges)

  • ¾ cup superfine sugar

  • Elderflower liqueur, such as St-Germain

  • 2 bottles (750 mL each) Champagne


  1. Combine orange juice and sugar, and stir until sugar dissolves. Transfer to an 8-inch square baking dish. Freeze, scraping around sides and breaking any lumps with a fork every 30 minutes, until evenly frozen, 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Cover with plastic wrap. Granita can be made 1 day ahead and kept in freezer until ready to serve.

  2. Spoon 1/2 cup granita into each of 12 glasses, and add 1/2 teaspoon liqueur. Top off with Champagne.

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