When you're looking for something cold and fruity to beat summer's blistering heat, consider this frozen Italian dessert with an adult twist.
Makes 1 quart
DirectionsActive time: 10 minutes
Total time: 3 hours
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, and ginger. Bring to a boil, whisking until sugar dissolves completely. Remove from heat, stir in lemon zest, and let cool fully. Pour mixture through a strainer (discarding pulp), then whisk in lemon juice and vodka.
Pour liquid into a shallow, freezer-safe dish and freeze 1 hour. Remove dish from freezer and stir granita with a fork to break it up, paying particular attention to edges of dish. Return granita to freezer, raking it with a fork every half hour until it is completely frozen and flaky.
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From the August 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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