I am not shy about how much I love sorbets. Sorbets are so refreshing and take little time out of your day to make. I’ve been a little obsessive lately trying different fruity combinations and this is definitely one of the best!! I am partial to citrus flavors and the fusion of grapefruit, lime and margarita is hard to beat. Joe and I kept stopping by the freezer for “just a taste” and it was gone in no time. So I made a smaller batch and poured into popsicle molds to see how they would freeze. It was like a frozen margarita on a stick, a fun adult treat that we will be enjoying a lot this summer!
Zest 2 grapefuit and 2 limes and add to the syrup mix.
Love the color! The grapefruit were brighter pink but the lime juice toned it down a bit to a pale shade of pink. At this point, you can pour into your ice cream freezer to make sorbet or pour into molds for popsicles. Another option would to make a granita and pour into a shallow pan and freeze. As it begins to freeze, use a fork to break up the crystals after about 30 minutes. Place back in the freezer and continue to break up the crystals every 30 minutes for approximately 1 1/2 hours.
4 – 5 large Grapefruit, about 3 cups juice
2 – 3 large Limes, about 1/2 cup juice
Zest from 2 Grapefruit
Zest from 2 Limes
2 cups Water
1 1/4 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Margarita, pre-mixed
Heat a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium low heat. Add the water, sugar and zest to the pan and bring to a simmer. Stir the syrup for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let syrup cool.
Combine the grapefruit and lime juice, simple syrup and pre-mixed margarita. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturers instructions.
**For Popsicles, halve the recipe and pour into popsicle molds and freeze.