Mint Julep Granitas are made with a honey and mint infused simple syrup, bourbon, and are frozen until icy, flaked with a fork and frozen again. Served in a cup and garnished with mint.Plan accordingly for freeze time prior to serving.
Course Dessert, Drinks
Prep Time 5minutes
Author Tessa Fisher
1cup fresh mint
Place water and honey in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer until honey dissolves (2-3 minutes). Remove from heat and add mint. Allow mint to steep until mixture becomes room temperature (about 2 hours).
Strain mint simple syrup into a 9x13 baking dish. Add bourbon. Place in freezer for 2 hours.
At the 2 hour mark, remove from the freezer and break up semi-frozen mixture with a fork. Cover with foil and return to freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight.
When ready to serve, break up granita into chunks with a fork once again and scoop into small cups or bowls. Garnish with extra mint. Eat immediately.
*I used a darker, raw, local honey. The color of the granita will depend on the shade of honey you use.