Weekend time aka granita time! It’s been so nice and warm in LA, which means cue the frozen cocktails! You’ve heard of watermelon granita, but have you ever tried fresh PEACH granita? Same concept as your favorite watermelon version, but kicked up a notch. Blend together fresh peaches, a touch of sweetener (I use Agave), a splash of rum, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and a dash of triple sec for good measure, to create this perfect juicy peach concoction. That’s all you need. Actually, you might even have it all in the house already if you’ve been buying peaches by the bushel like I have this Summer! Go check right now.
Because of the alcohol content, the mixture will never fully freeze, but that’s what also makes this the ideal slushy combination. Serve it in a glass with a spoon, or you can wait for it to melt a little and serve it with a large smoothie straw.
Even better, I just ordered these zip top tube bags that allow you to make an at-home version of an Otter Pop. Remember Otter Pops from childhood?? Those were the best Summer treats, ever! Stay tuned because the Summer blog feed might just explode with recipes perfect for these little tubes. Try to contain your excitement.
My advice – get the blender going, and round up your friends! You are definitely not going to want to miss out on peach granita this Summer!
*Just make sure to keep this out of the hands of little ones! Don’t let kids in the house accidentally mistake this for peach sorbet.
Boozy Peach GranitaPrint Recipe
- 6 small/medium peaches, pit removed, and sliced
- 4 oz light rum
- 2 oz triple sec
- 1 Tbsp agave or simple syrup
- juice of 1 lime
Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Pour mixture into a shallow, freezer-friendly dish, and freeze for 3 hours.
Remove from freezer, and "rake" the mixture with a fork until its crumbled. Return to the freezer for another hour.
"Rake" again with a fork, and serve.
This keeps in the freezer for up to 3 days, so it can be made ahead of time. Once you've raked it for the second time, secure a lid overtop to keep it fresh in the freezer. Just rake it one more time before serving so it is fluffy and not dense.