Most people kick off summer by firing up the grill. I prefer to kick it off with my margarita granita. Yes the warm weather is finally here, and I'm all about going to the pool, getting pedicures, and enjoying margaritas. This granita takes margaritas to a whole new level of fabulous!It's loaded with tequila and Grand Marnier, and the lime zest is simply divine. I suggest making a big bucket of this just to have on hand. Believe me, it won't last long. It's the perfect treat for those hot summer days when you're relaxing at the pool, and those hot summer nights ;) This is also a fabulous dessert to make for dinner parties because I don't know about you, but when it gets really hot the last thing I want to do is turn the oven on. I love serving the granita in margarita glasses rimmed with salt, and a wedge of lime. I must admit it tastes just as good right out of the container, which may or may not have been how it was consumed this past weekend...
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 6T. Tequila
- 4T. Grand Marnier
- 2T. Triple sec
- zest of 1-2 limes
- Make a simple syrup with the sugar and water. Simmer water and sugar in small saucepan till sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix together.
- Transfer mixture to a shallow baking dish and freeze.
- Every few hours take the granita out of the freezer and scrape the top of it with a fork. I like to do this 3 times.