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Serve cocktails with a spoon! Slurp tangy citrus granita this summer

tangy citrus granita recipe

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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!
Course cocktails
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 10 – 8 oz servings
Calories 321
Author Cheryl Najafi


  • 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