Sour lime and lemongrass granita

This is best eaten within a few days, but will keep in the freezer for weeks, though it may need a firm hand to break up the crystals.


  • 175g caster sugar

  • juice and grated rind 8 limes

  • 2 lemon grass stalks, roughly flattened with a rolling pin

  • 150ml vodka

  • 300ml soda water

Preparation method

  1. Place the sugar, lime rind and juice and the lemongrass stalks in a pan with 150ml (ΒΌ pint) water. Heat gently, stirring until the sugar dissolves then simmer gently for 5 minutes then allow to cool completely.

  2. Strain the liquid into a rigid container then stir in the vodka and soda water. Freeze for 2 hours until almost firm then using a fork, break the mixture into large flaky crystals.

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