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Spoon granita into salt-rimmed glasses, cocktail style. Rub rims with a lime wedge (or dip in water); then dip in a shallow bowl of coarse salt.

Everyday Food, May 2005

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Credit: Lisa Cohen

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
6 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, cook 3 3/4 cups water and sugar over medium-high heat, stirring, until sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute. Stir in lime zest and juice, tequila, and orange juice. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt.

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  • Pour mixture into a shallow dish; cool, then cover tightly with plastic wrap. Freeze until set, 6 hours or overnight. Using the tines of a fork, scrape mixture until flakes form. Freeze (covered) until ready to serve. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.

Cook's Notes

Chilling the dish in the freezer before pouring in the lime mixture will help the granita freeze faster.

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Reviews (4)

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Rating: Unrated
05/05/2017
Haven't tried yet but i plan to tonite. Looks delish
Rating: Unrated
06/30/2008
It's supposed to be a frozen dessert/palate cleanser (hence "granita" in the title of the recipe, google "granita" if you don't know what it is). It is not supposed to be an actual margarita, just have the flavors of one.
Rating: Unrated
04/17/2008
i agree this is not a good margarita at all
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Rating: Unrated
11/07/2007
are you kidding me? 3 table spoons isn't gonna get 6 people drunk! worst margarita ever!!!!!!!