Strawberry Margarita Granita
A frozen cocktail for dessert… this is so delicious and a very refreshing end to a meal. It contains as much alcohol as you’d expect to find in a cocktail, so be careful!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Freezing time: 3 hours
50g/2 oz caster sugar
400g/14 oz strawberries
100ml/3 ½ fl oz tequila
50 ml/ 2 fl oz orange liqueur (Triple Sec, Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
1. Place the sugar in a pan with 150ml/5fl oz water and heat gently, until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside to cool.
2. Hull and halve the strawberries and place in a food processor. Add the juice of three limes and blitz until smooth. Pass the strawberry mixture through a fine sieve into the cooled syrup and then stir in the tequila and orange liqueur.
3. Pour the mixture into a shallow container and freeze for 3 hours. Meanwhile thinly slice the remaining lime, place on cling film and place in the freezer.
4. Scrape the surface of the granite with a folk to loosen the crystals. Spoon into 4 tumblers or margarita glasses, serve with a slice of frozen lime. Enjoy! I would make double the quantity as your guests will want more.