During Spain’s hot, sultry summer months, cool, refreshing Spanish drinks are very much the order of the day.
I expect you’ve seen Spanish bars and open-air markets offering granizados for sale?
So … what are granizados?
They’re icy-cold, semi-frozen drinks, which go down a treat under the hot, Spanish sun.
Sip the liquid nectar through a straw … pause while the sun melts the drink a little more … and repeat until finished.
You’ll discover numerous flavors on offer but, as Spain’s blessed with an abundance of citrus fruits, lemon and orange are especially popular.
The recipe below is for a lemon granizado. Limes are just as nice though!
You’ll find it very easy to make, using only the most basic ingredients.
And check out our wonderful Spanish recipes page, where you’ll find tasty recipes to accompany your granizado de limón.
easy spanish drinks – granizado de limón
- Juice of 4-6 lemons (depending on size)
- 2 litre water
- 100 gr sugar
- Heat together sugar and water.
- When sugar is dissolved, remove from heat.
- Stir in lemon juice.
- Allow to cool.
- Place in freezer until ALMOST frozen.
- Mush with electric mixer into thick purée.
- Serve icy-cold with a straw.