Margarita Granita

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


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


Bring 3 cups water and 1 cup 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.

Process frozen mixture in a blender or food processor until slushy. Dip margarita glass rims into water; dip rims in sugar. Spoon granita into glasses.

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