Lime Margarita Granita

Lime Margarita Granita

It’s a snow-cone all grown up.

Lime Margarita Granita

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.

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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.

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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.


Margarita Granita


  • 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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