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Lemon Granita


Yield: Makes about 1 pint

2 cups water

1 cup sugar

Juice and zest from 2 fresh lemons

2 sprigs mint, lemon verbena or lemon thyme

¼ cup gin, optional

  • Combine the water, sugar, lemon juice, zest, and herbs in a saucepan, boil, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Remove from the heat and let it cool. Strain. Stir in gin, if using.

  • Freeze in an ice cream machine according to manufactures instructions.


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