Lemon Vodka Granita

Total Time:
4 hr 30 min
Prep:
4 hr 30 min

Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple sugar syrup (see recipe below)
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • Raspberries or blueberries for garnish
  • Sliced toasted almonds for garnish
  • SIMPLE SUGAR SYRUP
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
Directions
  • Combine the lemon zest and juice, syrup and vodka and transfer to a metal 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Freeze for 4 hours.

  • Remove baking pan from freezer and scrape surface with a spatula or fork to create large crystals. Transfer crystals to wine goblets and garnish with fresh berries and toasted almonds.

  • Bring water and sugar to a boil and boil until sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature and transfer to a jar. Store in a cool pantry or refrigerate. Yield: 1 1/2 cups


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