Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Lemon Vodka Granita

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  • Total: 4 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 4 hr 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


1 cup water

1 cup sugar


  1. Combine the lemon zest and juice, syrup and vodka and transfer to a metal 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Freeze for 4 hours.
  2. 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.


Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  1. 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.