Vanilla Espresso Martini Granita

Everything you love about espresso martinis, now in granita form. Enjoy this as a festive pick me up or a cocktail hour treat!

15 mins + freezing


  1. 1 1/2 cups water
  2. 1/4 cup sugar
  3. 1 tsp Queen Vanilla Bean Paste
  4. 1/3 cup coffee liqueur
  5. 1/3 cup espresso coffee
  6. 1/3 cup vodka


  1. Step 1

    Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan and heat over medium high heat, stirring until sugar has melted. Reduce to a simmer and continue to heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

  2. Step 2

    Once cool, place in a medium baking dish and add coffee liqueur, espresso coffee and vodka. Place in the freezer and each hour, take a fork, and fluff up the ice crystals freezing for at least 4 hours. Scoop into dessert or cocktail glasses and garnish with coffee beans immediately before serving.

Tip – This granita can be made and kept frozen for up to two weeks ahead.