Flowers are in bloom, love is in the air, a wedding is at hand, and this calls for something special. This punch would present itself on any special occasion in my family. With only two modest ingredients, this punch leaves people constantly asking for the recipe. We always say, “Oh it’s just a little this and that,” secretly embarrassed at the ease of the beverage. Instead of keeping with the tradition of the punch, I decided to do a granita. Mingling the old and the new around a wedding is lovely, taking a bow to the tradition and creating new and lasting ones as well. This dessert is as delicate as a magnolia and will be perfect for your next special occasion. Let it be your something borrowed, as I am sharing my family recipe with you.
Recipe: Serves 8
1 liter of Sprite
1 tablespoon of almond extract
Open the liter of Sprite and add the tablespoon of almond extract. Place the cap back on the bottle and let the extract sit in the Sprite for an hour. Pour the mixture into a shallow dish (you may need to use 2 dishes), cover and let sit in the freezer for an hour. After an hour, take a fork and scrape the ice crystals. Place back into the freezer and scrape the ice every 30 minutes until the granita is fluffy and light. Serve in champagne glasses and enjoy!
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For all readers, let it be known that this beautiful, lovely and talented author of this blog is “Going to The Chapel” to marry my son! Needless to say, we are very excited and feel very blessed. Our son has picked a priceless gem of a gal! Maybe I’ll get some of this punch soon too!!
Thank you so much! I am blessed as well. Thank you for welcoming me into your family! I’ll make you some of our family’s special bridal punch!
I’m incredibly proud and excited for my sister! She has done so much for our family. She deserves every happy moment she is going to get this week on her wedding day! She will be gorgeous. And I’m so excited about my new brother in law, who I already consider my brother anyways! They are a perfect pair, fantastic duo, they are the greatest people ever and I love em both with all my heart. So grateful to have each of them in my life. And the granita is fantastic too 🙂 I couldn’t stop eating it, so refreshing! I’m going to witness the most blessed people start their life together as husband and wife this weekend. I’m so lucky!
Thank you so much! I appreciate the support from my family. You are so sweet! I know you will look beautiful as well! Thank you for being a great little sister!
I’m so happy for you and Mikey! I love y’all both with all my heart! I know that both of you will make each other very happy! I’m so lucky to have an amazing older sister like you as an example. You mean the world to me and others. I’m so blessed to have you in my life and I’m proud to say I’m your little sister! I’m also proud to call Mikey family as I have already done for a while 🙂 My heart fills with happiness & warmth every time I see you two. You two bring so much joy and laughter to everyone’s lives. I’m also happy that Amber is marrying into an amazing family! Love y’all so so much! I’m absolutely ecstatic about you two! Im excited for everything that God has planned for y’all! Y’all will be so blessed! I love y’all!
Oh, and the granita is amazing! I love that stuff! It’s like magical and tasty snow!
Oh that’s so sweet! Making me tear up little one! So happy to have you in my life!