Espresso Martini Granita Recipe

Espresso Martini Granita Recipe

Transform an espresso martini into an icy granita. The easy recipe uses vanilla vodka and coffee liqueur to create the spiked frozen dessert.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the coffee to a boil. Add the sugar and stir until completely dissolved. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and let cool.
  3. Step 3

    Stir the coffee liqueur and vanilla vodka into the coffee syrup.
  4. Step 4

    Pour the liquid into an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze for 1 hour.
  5. Step 5

    Use a fork to mix the solid and liquid parts of the granita and return it to the freezer.
  6. Step 6

    After another hour, rake the granita with the fork. Repeat this process once per hour until it's entirely frozen and flaky. Depending on your freezer, it may take 4 to 5 hours (possibly longer).
  7. Step 7

    Just before serving, fork the granita one last time. Scoop into frozen cocktail glasses, garnish with a few coffee beans, and serve it with small spoons.