Peach Granita and Vodka Ice Tea Fizz: Real peaches, real tea, real vodka, real good. This not too sweet ice-cold cocktail is both fancy and backyard casual. Call it a fizz or call it a float. Have more than two, call a cab.
If I had company coming over I would make this in a punch bowl- if I had a punch bowl. Wasn’t punch a thing a few years back? Excuse me while I go down the punch internet rabbit hole.
I’m back with these tidbits. Punch first came about when sailors from England needed something to drink in India and Indonesia. By Charles Dickens time it was already considered an old fashioned drink. There exists a rainbow sherbet vodka. (Which sounds awful enough to me that I can only bear to link to this pinterest page).
I never know whether to tuck recipes like this in with their parents or let them fend for themselves out in the internet wilderness.
When I separate them I’m always reminded of why my mother didn’t like The Joy of Cooking- “I hate having to flip back and forth for the crust or the filling,” she said. “I like it all together on one page. “ A valid argument that I will now completely ignore and blithely list link after internal link.
You don’t have to make your own peach granita though if you’ve got some frozen peaches on hand (and some orange liqueur, and…) it’s faster to make than heading to the store. The earl grey infused vodka is similarly simple and long lasting. But I’m sure this would also be delicious with almost any fruit sorbet- raspberry or mango are my imagined alternatives.
Peach Granita and Vodka Ice Tea Fizz
Enough for one cocktail or one teeny tiny bowl of punch.
- In a 12-ounce glass combine the Vodka and Granita, stir to combine and top with fizzy water. Garnish with an additional small scoop of granite or a mint leaf.
- 2 ounces Earl Grey Infused Vodka
- 3 or 4 scoops Ginger Peach Granita
- Fizzy water to taste
In a 12-ounce glass combine the Vodka and Granita, stir to combine and top with fizzy water. Garnish with an additional small scoop of granite or a mint leaf.