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Margarita Granita

Yield Makes 5 cups
Make an adults-only dessert drink that calls for a spoon. Granita comes from the Italian word for "ice," so enjoy this tasty grown-up version of a slushy, made with gold tequila and lime rind.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • 6 tablespoons gold tequila
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime rind
  • Sugar

How to Make It

  1. Bring 3 cups water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan, stirring mixture constantly. Pour into a large bowl; add lime juice and next 4 ingredients. Cover and freeze 8 hours.

  2. Process frozen mixture in a blender or food processor until slushy.

  3. Dip margarita glass rims into water; dip rims in sugar. Spoon granita into glasses.

  4. Note: For a nonalcoholic version, omit liquors, and add 1/2 cup fresh orange juice.