• 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon orange zest



Combine the sugar and water in a pan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.

Remove from heat and add the orange liqueur, orange juice and orange zest.

Allow the mixture to cool. Pour it into a shallow pan and put in the freezer.

Stir with a fork every 30-45 minutes until ice crystals form throughout the pan.

Serving Idea

Place granita in a frosted martini glass and garnish with fresh orange slices and sprigs of mint.