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Granita

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Ingredients
  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
  Mint sprig 4
Directions

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.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Method: 
Simmering

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