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Recipe courtesy of Yaara Amberg

Grapefruit Granita

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 3 hr 20 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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4 cups freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

1 cup vodka

1/2 to 1 cup Simple Syrup, recipe follows

Zest of 1 lemon, cut into strips or finely grated

Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar


  1. Combine the grapefruit juice, vodka and Simple Syrup in a bowl, then pour into a freezer-safe glass baking dish and pop in the freezer. Scrape with a fork every half hour until partially frozen and granular, about 3 hours. Serve in martini glasses and garnish with lemon zest. Eat with a spoon or a straw.

Simple Syrup:

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  1. Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Keep covered in the refrigerator up to 1 month.