Margarita Granita is a frozen tequila lime dessert for Cinco de Mayo! (via

Margarita Granita

  • Author: Susannah Brinkley
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Margarita Granita Recipe Type : Dessert Cuisine: Mexican Author: Susannah Brinkley


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • 3/4 cup tequila
  • kosher salt or sugar, for rimming (optional)
  • lime slices, for garnish


  1. In a medium saucepan over high heat, stir together water and sugar until sugar has dissolved, around 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Stir in lime juice, tequila and triple sec.
  2. Pour mixture into a deep 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Place the baking dish into the freezer at a level spot until set, about 5 to 6 hours. Every hour, stir mixture with a fork to rake up the ice chips.
  3. Serve in shot glasses or store in an airtight container for 1 to 2 weeks. (Ice should be frosty like a snow cone, not smooth like sorbet.)
  4. To rim glasses, place salt or sugar on a plate. Run the edge of a lime slice around the outside rim of sherry glasses or shot glasses. Roll the outer edge of the rim in the salt until coated.
  5. Garnish with lime slices.