Carino's Italian is a United States-based chain of Italian food casual dining restaurants. It has more than 170 restaurants with branches in about 30 states. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the concept is owned by Fired Up, Inc., which was founded in 1997 by partners and former Brinker International executives Norman Abdallah and Creed Ford. Prior to 2006, restaurants were called Johnny Carino's Country Italian, Johnny Carino's Italian then changed to Carino's Italian Grill.




Pomegranate Granita

Carino's Pomegranate Granita
Copycat Recipe
Part Italian ice, part martini with Cointreau and Bacardi Superior Rum

Serves 1

1 cup ice
1 (1.5 oz) jigger Cointreau or other orange liqueur
1/2 (1.5 oz) jigger white rum
2 fluid ounces pomegranate syrup
1 orange slice
2 teaspoons white sugar

Place the ice, Cointreau, rum, and pomegranate syrup into a blender, blend until smooth. Moisten the rim of a tumbler with the cut edge of the orange slice, and dip the glass into the sugar to line the rim. Pour the granita into the glass, and garnish with the orange slice to serve.

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