Lemons are the perfect summer treat. Although they are sour, when prepared right they can be very sweet. When paired with tequila they are perfection. This little “pick-me-up” is perfect for those hot summer days with family and friends.

Tequila Lemon Sorbet

  • Prep Time:10 minutes and 5 hours
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes and 5 hours
  • Servings:6
  • Medium


  • 7 Lemons
  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup fresh-squeeze lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon tequila
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  • Step 1

    Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Add the lemon zest when the mixture is still warm. Cool completely.

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  • Step 2

    While the sugar mixture is cooling, cut off the top 1/3 of the lemon and reserve for the top for a “cap”. Remove juice and flesh and put it in your juicer. Hollow out each lemon by using a grapefruit knife. Make a slight shallow cut on the bottom of each lemon shells to help them sit straight up when placed on a plate. Freeze or let sit until sorbet it made.

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  • Step 3

    Combine the cooled sugar mixture, lemon juice, and tequila. Pour mixture into a freezer-safe container; freeze for 4 hours or until firm.

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  • Step 4

    Spoon the sorbet into the hollowed out lemons and serve.

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