Lime Margarita Sorbet

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Lime Margarita Sorbet

Cinco de Mayo is coming up soon and it's starting to look like the parties may be limited to household members only. This Lime Margarita Sorbet is sure to liven up the tastebuds of the adults in the casa!
Prep Time2 hrs 10 mins
Churning and Freezing Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: lime, margarita, sorbet


  • ice cream maker or ice cream mixer attachment


  • 2 c water
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • c fresh lime juice
  • 6 tbsp triple sec
  • 6 tbsp tequila
  • 1 tsp grated lime peel


  • Stir water and sugar in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  • Increase heat and bring to boil.
  • Pour into medium bowl. Mix in lime juice, triple sec, tequila and lime peel.
  • Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.
  • Transfer sorbet mixture to ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions.
  • Transfer sorbet to container; cover and freeze until firm, about 2 hours. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead. Keep frozen.)
  • Freeze 4 Margarita glasses for 1 hour. Scoop sorbet into frozen glasses and serve immediately.

Granita Alteration

  • Mix an additional 1 cup water into sorbet mixture.
  • Freeze in bowl until semifirm, whisking occasionally, about 3 hours.
  • Cover and freeze until solid, at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Using fork, scrape surface of granita to form crystals.
  • Scoop crystals into frozen glasses and serve granita immediately.

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