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Homemade Granita

POPSUGAR / paid for by / Smirnoff

Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sarah Lipoff

There's something about Summer that calls for a fresh and easy dessert. That's why we partnered with Smirnoff for this post.

The next time you're hosting people for a Summer gathering, make dessert the easiest part of the meal thanks to this elevated granita. It's between an Italian ice and sorbet, filled with fresh fruit flavor and a bit of infused vodka [Link to SMIRNOFF Sourced]. With minimal effort, the dish comes together with help from your freezer, and then you can scoop it into pretty serving bowls. Top with lemon slices and mint sprigs for a really pretty finish to any meal.

Strawberry and Ruby Red Grapefruit Granita

From Sarah Lipoff, POPSUGAR Food

Homemade Granita


  1. 1 cup strawberries, chopped
    1/4 cup Smirnoff Sourced Ruby Red Grapefruit [Link to SMIRNOFF Sourced]
    1 tablespoon superfine sugar
    1 cup water
    1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    Lime slice for garnish
    Mint sprig for garnish


  1. Place the strawberries, Smirnoff Sourced, sugar, water, and lemon juice in a blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. Pour into a shallow container, like a brownie pan, and place in the freezer.
  3. Every hour, use a fork to break up the mixture until it resembles coarse sand.
  4. Scoop into serving containers and top with a lemon wedge and mint garnish. Serve immediately.
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sarah Lipoff
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