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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!



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To make a full batch of sorbet you’ll need 4 – 5 large grapefruit, 2 – 3 limes, water, sugar and to make it adult friendly, a little pre-mixed margarita.


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To get started, add the sugar and water into a medium sized saucepan over medium low heat. Stir the pot to make a simple syrup mix.


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Zest 2 grapefuit and 2 limes and add to the syrup mix.



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Bring to a simmer and stir for a couple minutes more.  Remove from heat and let cool.


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Begin adding the liquids together.  Add the juice from the grapefruit, limes and the simple syrup mix.


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And for the adult version, add 1/2 cup of pre-mixed margarita.


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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.


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Want a popsicle?


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Or a scoop of Sorbet?


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Grapefruit Margarita Sorbet (adapted from She Wears Many Hats)

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.