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


  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • Zest from 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 3½ cups unsweetened pomegranate juice
  • ¼ cup vodka


Active time: 10 minutes
Total time: 3 hours

In a small saucepan, bring to a boil sugar and water, whisking until sugar dissolves completely. Remove from heat, stir in lime zest, and let cool fully. Whisk in lime juice, pomegranate 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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