This Strawberry Lemonade Granita is sure to be my summer go to! It’s simply tasty and refreshing. Just imagine a flavored snow cone but for adults. I’m in, the perfect poolside refreshment! When I made these I of course had to have testers, when I asked my friends if they wanted to try a granita they said what is it? WHAT?? What do you mean you don’t know what a granita is? Come to find out most perople don’t know what it is and have never tried it. I’m here to fix that problem! LOL
A Granita is a coarse, Italian – Styled flavored ice. A drink made with crushed ice. It is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings.
Once I went over what it was and that it had a flavored Vodka in it how could they say “NO” right?! Everyone pretty much loved them. They wanted to go and try making their own flavors at home!
You can make these with any flavored alcohol and based on the juice you use thats where the color comes in or you can use food coloring and get the color you would like. These can be served in small glassware as I used or a traditional snow cone. Yup you can have your own personal adult snow cone station at your next party!
- 2 Tbs. -(If you wish to add more you can use a 1/4 cup instead) Svedka Strawberry Lemonade Vodka (Svedka is known for their smooth aftertaste)
- 3 1/2 to 4 cups of Strawberry Lemonade Juice – (I used Simply Lemonade with Strawberry)
- 1/3 cup of Granulated Sugar
- 1/4 cup of Water
- 1/4 cup of Fresh Lemon Juice
- Mixing Bowl
- 9×13 Glass Pan
- Large Spoon
Begin by mixing the 1/4 cup of water and 1/3 cup of sugar till fully dissolved.
Once you have mixed the sugar and water set aside, cut and squeeze your lemon until you have 1/4 cup. I used one lemon.
At this point you will want to add the lemon juice to your already made mix and add the remainder of ingredients. Make sure to mix all ingredients well. Note you can use any kind of liquor you would like.
Now you will want to pour your granita into your 9×13 pan for 4-5 hours or overnight as I did.
After your granita is frozen you will want to take it out right before serving as you would hate for it to melt. Note that you can also drink a granita if that does happen.
Right before serving you will want to crush up your granita by pressing the back of a spoon on top. Once you do that you can scoop it up into your glass, add a garnish of choice and serve.
If you would like a snow cone option I recommend using a snow cone machine and placing it in there to serve.
Hope you will enjoy these as much as we did!
What would your favorite flavor of Vodka be?