|Simple syrup||1 Tablespoon|
|Sugar||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Water||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)|
|Watermelon juice/Grapefruit juice / prickly pear cactus juice||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Jalapeno chile||1 , seeded and finely chopped|
|Lime juice||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
To make the simple syrup, combine the sugar and the water in a small saucepan.
Simmer over low heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is clear.
Raise the heat and boil for 1 minute.
Combine the fruit juice, jalapeno, simple syrup and lime juice in a saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes over medium heat to incorporate the simple syrup.
Do not boil or reduce the sauce.
Pour the mixture into a shallow metal dish and place it in the freezer.
Every hour, stir the mixture to cause ice crystals to form.
After a few hours, the granita will form into a granular substance similar to shaved ice.
Serve the granita in chilled martini glasses with a sprig of mint.
If you feel daring, splash a little tequila, vodka or champagne over it and serve it as a cocktail.