GIN AND TONIC GRANITA


Just before it cools down too much to enjoy cocktails as a frozen dessert, I thought I better share this with you.

It is a really easy recipe and yields a light and refreshing granita that has you headed back to the freezer regularly for more… but don’t let it fool you, it definitely packs a mighty alcoholic punch!

GIN AND TONIC GRANITA
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup caster sugar
150ml Gin
500ml tonic water
1/3 cup cucumber juice (made using household juicer)
Cucumber ribbons, to garnish

Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan and heat over medium high heat, stirring until sugar has melted. Reduce to a simmer and continue to heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.Once cool, place in a medium baking dish and add gin, tonic and cucumber juice. Place in the freezer and each hour, take a fork, and fluff up the ice crystals freezing for at least 4 hours.Serve topped with skewered cucumber ribbons.

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