Cilantro-Peppermint Tea and Lemonade Granita

1 cup lemonade
1 cup brewed peppermint iced tea
cilantro simple syrup

Cilantro Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1/4 cup raw sugar OR 1/8 cup agave
2 grinds fresh black pepper
cilantro stems


To make cilantro simple syrup
*put water in small sauce pan
*heat on medium-low
*add cilantro stems, steep for 10 minutes

*add sugar, dash of salt, pepper
*stir to dissolve
*turn heat to medium
*reduce by half, stirring occasionally

*strain (save stems for garnish… dip in sugar, or salt, or both and freeze –yum)

To make granita
*mix lemonade, tea, strained simple syrup
*pour into shallow container

* freeze until solid
*scrap with fork
*repeat two additional times

Serve in small bowl/cup with reserved cilantro stems and a dash of kosher salt. Makes a refreshing dessert, snack, or palate cleanser between courses