Spicy Pineapple Margarita Granita
Made with sweet, fresh pineapple, lime juice, jalapeño, tequila and orange liquor, this sweet, tart and spicy spin on a pineapple margarita cocktail is perfect for sunny, summer days and is absolutely delicious.
1 cup water 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar 1 small jalepeno, or 1/2 of a large jalepeno, cut into pieces 1 lb (2 cups) fresh, ripe pineapple, peeled and cored 1/3-1/2 cup tequila, to taste 2 tablespoons orange liquor - I used Grand Marnier Juice of 1 lime
In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar and jalapeño over medium-low heat. Bring to a simmer, until the sugar is fully dissolved. Cool until just warm. Place the pineapple, lime juice, orange liquor, and tequila in a blender. Blend to combine Add the simple syrup a few tablespoons at a time, stopping to taste the mixture to determine if you want more heat. It's possible you will not use all of the syrup. Pour the pineapple mixture out into a shallow dish. I use a 13x9. Place the dish in the freezer. Stir and scrape the mixture every 30 minutes for 3-4 hours or until chilled through. Serve immediately or store for up to one week in the freezer.