Pomegranate Lime Slushie

Last month, Sara and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary by taking a class together at the Kitchen Window. The class was called “Happy Hour Ice Creams and Sorbets”, and we did very well by that theme with vanilla stout ice cream, cherry merlot ice cream, chocolate whiskey ice cream, and peach champagne granitas. Our group also came up with this great slush recipe, and since it seems to be the Summer of Slushies, this should fit right in.

Pomegranate Lime Slush

2 1/2 C water
1 C sugar
1/3 C fresh lime juice
1/2 C vodka
1 C pomegranate juice
1 tsp grated lime zest

1. Bring water & sugar to a boil in a saucepan. Simmer, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes.
2. Stir together sugar water and remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
3. Freeze mixture, flaking the crystals with a fork every hour or so to keep it slushy. (In our class they froze it in 9×13 pans so it would be easier to flake — this isn’t absolutely necessary, though)

Note: we didn’t actually do the fork-flaking every hour part. If you’re not worried about having perfect, big ice flakes, it also works to just let it thaw a little before serving.

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