Kick off the warm-weather festivities with this super-easy—and delicious—frozen cocktail recipe! A tangy citrus granita will cool you off and keep those taste buds happy.

Do all the heavy lifting the night before, then let freeze overnight. When you’re ready to serve, simply spoon out the slush into a festive glass and enjoy mingling with friends.

While this drink gets plenty of flavor from the lemon, limeade and orange juice concentrate, it’s good to bank on a little extra fruity flavor from a few fresh-squeezed limes. If you prefer, fresh lemons, oranges or a combination of the three make a great substitute.

You can sip this beverage as is, or add a splash of lemon-lime soda for a pop of fizz!

A glass of a tangy lemon slush, garnished with a lemon slice.

tangy citrus granita recipe

Party time! The backyard BBQ isn’t complete without this easy, tangy citrus granita recipe. Made with fresh lime and citrus vodka, this drink is a smash!


Yield: 10 – 8 oz servings
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  • 12 oz can lemon concentrate, frozen
  • 12 oz can limeade concentrate, frozen
  • 12 oz can orange juice concentrate, frozen
  • 2 cups vodka, citrus
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice, fresh squeezed, about 3 large limes
  • lemon lime soda


  • Let lemon, limeade and orange juice concentrate defrost at room temperature for a few minutes then pour into a large bowl. Break up any lumps using a wooden spoon.
  • Add citrus vodka, water, sugar and fresh lime juice then stir well to fully incorporate ingredients. Make sure the mixture has an even, smooth texture before you freeze it.
  • Cover with plastic wrap then place mixture in freezer overnight. When you’re ready to serve, spoon into a glass and enjoy. If desired, add a splash of lemon-lime soda for a pop of fizz!


This yummy drink packs a punch—make sure to drink responsibly!
Calories: 321kcal, Carbohydrates: 58g, Protein: 0.3g, Fat: 0.1g, Saturated Fat: 0.01g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g, Sodium: 9mg, Potassium: 80mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 51g
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