Strawberry Margarita Granita


A frozen cocktail for dessert… this is often thus delicious and a awfully refreshing finish to a meal. It contains the maximum amount alcohol as you’d expect to seek out during a cocktail, thus be careful!

Serves 4
Prep time:   15 minutes
Freezing time: 3 hours

Ingredients:
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 400g strawberries
  • 4 limes
  • 100ml tequila
  • 50 ml orange liqueur (Triple Sec, Cointreau or Grand Marnier)

Method

1.    Place the sugar in a pan with 150ml 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.