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Simple Strawberry Granita Lemonade


Description

This Strawberry Granita Lemonade recipe is a summer must have! It’s sweet, fresh and SO delicious!


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Ingredients

Strawberry Granita Cubes:

  • 1 lb fresh strawberries (hulled and cut in half)
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup (see notes)

Lemonade:

  • 6 lemons (juiced)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/23/4 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)

Instructions

Strawberry Granita Cubes:

  1. Add the strawberries to a blender and puree.
  2. Add in the 1/2 cup of cooled simple syrup and blend.
  3. Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray and let freeze completely.

Lemonade:

  1. Juice your lemons.
  2. Add the sugar to the lemon juice and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Once the sugar is dissolved, add the water and stir.

Putting it all together:

  1. There are a couple of ways to make these granita lemonades:

One way is to make an individual serving:

  1. Add 2 or 3 frozen strawberry granita cubes to a blender and give the blender a quick pulse to break up the cubes into a coarse frozen mixture. Once that is done you are ready to make your drink! To a serving glass add a layer of crushed ice, then the frozen granita mixture then pour on the lemonade. Enjoy right away!

Another way is to make a large batch to serve 6 people:

  1. Just blend all of the strawberry granita cubes, then evenly distribute the ice mixture between 6 glasses the same way as above: a layer of crushed ice, a layer of the granita, then pour on the lemonade and enjoy right away!

Notes

To make the simple syrup, just take equal parts of sugar and water (I used 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar). In a saucepan boil the sugar and water over medium to high heat, until sugar has dissolved. Then remove it from the heat and let cool completely. I just put mine in the fridge until I was ready to use it.

  • Category: Drink