Manischewitz Granita

That I love Manischewitz is a vast understatement. It is cheap, and it tastes like spiked Concord grape candy.

I am invited by my best friend's parents every year for the Jewish New Year, and every year, to the hostess's chagrin, I bring an enormous bottle of this sweet kosher wine. And every year, it is drunk to the last drop (in more ways than one).

This recipe provides a new way to dress up this old kosher standby, by freezing it into sweet, alcoholic, garnet-colored snowflakes. This recipe has one ingredient, and one step. And it has wow-factor and whimsy. L'chaim!

About the author: Kerry Saretsky is a Serious Eats intern and the creator of French Revolution Food, where she reinvents her family's classic French recipes in a fresh, chic, modern way.

Manischewitz Granita

About This Recipe


  • 1 750-ml bottle of Maneschewitz Concord Grape Kosher Wine


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    Decant the wine into a square 8 inch by 8 inch glass pan, and place in the freezer. After 2 hours, use a fork to scrape down the ice crystals that form in the wine, creating a snow-cone consistency. Repeat over the course of 6 hours. Serve in chilled wine or martini glasses.


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