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MEXICAN FOOD WEEK: MARGARITA GRANITA

Cinco De Mayo is history, but it likely left you with a craving for Mexican food. This week, we'll share several ole-worthy recipes. This icy dessert comes from Martha Stewart's "Everyday Food" magazine.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest

6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (about 3 limes)

3 tablespoons tequila

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

Coarse salt

Lime wedges, for serving (optional)

DIRECTIONS

In a medium saucepan, cook 3 3/4 cups water and sugar over medium-high heat, stirring, until sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute. Stir in lime zest and juice, tequila, and orange juice. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Pour mixture into a shallow dish; cool, then cover tightly with plastic wrap. Freeze until set, 6 hours or overnight. Using the tines of a fork, scrape mixture until flakes form. Freeze (covered) until ready to serve. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.

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