It’s a snow-cone all grown up.
This week the organizing bug got me. In the process I came across some recipes that I had stashed for latter use. One of them was Lime Granita from Bon Appetit.
I’ve never been fond of the coarse grain of a granita, so I wondered what effect alcohol would have on it.
Loved the effect! No more coarse snow-cone texture. Instead the texture is like wet snow, slightly sticky and very fine.
Can you see it? Maybe you’ll have to take my word for it.
On a hot day or after a heavy dinner, a Margarita Granita would be something satisfyingly cool and lightly sweet.
- 2 cups water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup Jose Cuervo Classic Lime Margarita Mix
- In a microwave safe bowl, combine water and sugar. Heat on high for about 1 minute, stir until the sugar dissolves.
- Add lime juice and margarita mix, stir to combine.
- Pour into ziploc bag and lay flat in freezer until solid, about 6 hours to overnight.
- Set up food processor before removing bag from freezer and place a container in the freezer to store the processed granita.
- Pour frozen lime mixture into food processor and process for 10 – 15 seconds scraping down bowl halfway through processing.
- Quickly pour mixture into frozen container and freeze 2-3 more hours.
- When ready to serve scrape frozen granita with a fork to fluff it up and scoop with ice cream scoop into serving dishes.
- Sprinkle with a little salt, if desired.
Note: Though shredded sugared lime peel looked pretty, I found it bitter and unappetizing.
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