Delicious, fresh fruit ices play an important role in the Mexican diet. The ingredients for this sparkling, tart, lime and tequila sorbet should be on the shelf of any well-stocked Mexican-style pantry.

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Special tool: Ice-cream maker

Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus 30 minutes chilling for syrup and 1 hour for tequila mixture

Yield: 4 servings

1-1⁄2 cups tequila

1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

1⁄2 cup Triple Sec

1⁄2 cup light corn syrup

2 cups Simple Syrup (see the following recipe)

1⁄2 cup water

  1. Pour the tequila into a small saucepan and bring to a boil.

  2. Cook until the tequila is reduced by half (most of the alcohol boils off).

  3. Pour into a bowl and stir in all the remaining ingredients.

  4. Refrigerate until cold.

  5. Pour the chilled mixture into an ice-cream maker and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions for sorbet.

  6. Store in the freezer.

Simple Syrup

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

1-1⁄4 cups sugar

1-1⁄4 cups water

  1. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves.

  2. Let cool.

  3. Store the syrup in the refrigerator.