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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.

Recipe by Southern Living March 2002

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Makes 5 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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