I have huge news! Are you ready?
I’m really proud to announce that The Hungry Mouse has been featured in the August 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine! That’s this thing here:
(Holy cow, right??!!??)
Wait, Oprah, like THE Oprah? Yep, the very same.
Let me back up.
So, a few months ago, Kate Rockwood, one of O’s senior editors, emailed me.
She’d seen my book, Slushed! More Than 150 Frozen, Boozy Treats for the Coolest Happy Hour Ever, and thought I might like to develop a handful of adult (read: spiked with booze) granita recipes for them.
Would I ever!
Thank God she e-mailed me. Because if she had called, I think I might have fainted.
I told her I’d be thrilled to, and we started furiously testing recipes.
Six granita recipes for Oprah
So “granita” is grown-up speak for “Slushee.” In keeping with the recipes in my cookbook, the granita recipes I gave Oprah all walk the line of cocktail and dessert. They’re all spiked with a little booze.
Here’s what I came up with for them:
Watermelon & Wine granita
Great combination, with just a hint of cinnamon + brown sugar.
Vietnamese Coffee granita
Sweet and creamy, awesome for any coffee lover.
Chili-Lime Tequila granita
Packed with lime flavor, and a little, slow heat.
Blueberry Basil Gin granita
The blueberry and basil are a surprisingly delicious combo.
Ginger-Lemon Vodka granita
A must for ginger lovers, think of it as a spicy lemon drop.
Pomegranate-Lime Vodka granita
A little sweet, a little tart, and very refreshing.
Never made granita? No problem.
If you’ve never made a granita before, it’s really, really easy.
Basically, you make the mixture, pop it in a lasagna pan, stick it in the freezer, then rake it with a fork every half hour to break up the ice crystals as they from.
Get the recipes in O magazine today
You can also find us in the print issue (we’re on page 164).
Get ready for giveaways!
We’re so excited, we wanted to share the love.
In honor of our feature in O magazine, we’re giving away a whole host of awesome stuff from some of our favorite peeps this month, including a basket of goodies from Witch City Wicks, a luxurious gift box of Chambre de Sucre artisan sugars, and a Breville mixer ($300 retail value).
Thanks again for reading + for all your support! Stay tuned for info on how to win!
Jessie + The Angry Chef