Lemon-lime and Bitters Granita

Mix up Lemon-Lime and Bitters Granita, made with 7UP®, today. Mix freely, drink responsibly.


  • 3 cups 7UP®
  • 1/2 cup gin (old world botanical)
  • 1 tbsp. Angostura bitters
  • 3 lemons
  • 3 limes


  • Slice off top of lemons and limes to reveal segments.
  • Slice off the bottom enough so they can sit without wobbling.
  • Run knife along interior of each fruit to remove the pulp.
  • Set aside.
  • Press removed fruit’s pulp into mesh strainer, reserve the juice.
  • Place juices and 1 cup 7UP® in a saucepan; reduce until syrupy.
  • Remove from heat and cool completely.
  • Whisk cooled syrup with remaining 7UP®, gin, and Angostura bitters.
  • Pour mixture into a shallow baking dish (such as a 9x9-inch).
  • Freeze for 3-4 hours until firm, and prepare serving cups.
  • Using a fork, scrape to form “granita.”
  • Place into hollowed citrus, and freeze until ready to serve.
  • Garnish with fresh mint.
Best served in a collins glass