Boozy Watermelon Granita

Beverages Recipes



Baby, it’s hot outside!  It’s that time of year where not even the pool water is refreshing anymore.  I wanted a cool and refreshing treat, granita is the perfect way to cool off.  I wanted to make this version more on the adult side and so I added vodka to this recipe.  You can always omit the vodka and follow the recipe and it will still be perfect and kid-friendly.  I think adding mint or basil to this would add a whole other layer of flavor.  This is a very quick and easy way to beat this summer heat!   



Boozy Watermelon Granita
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Prep Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
  1. 4 cups Watermelon juice
  2. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1/2 cup water
  4. 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  5. 1/2 cup vodka
  1. Grab a 9x13 pan and set to the side. In a small saucepan combine the sugar, water, and lime juice. On medium-low heat stir the mixture until the sugar is dissolved. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile, add cubed seedless watermelon to a blender and puree. Using a fine mesh strainer strain the pureed watermelon into a bowl. Repeat the process until you have 4 cups of watermelon juice (about 1/2 of a seedless watermelon). Add the simple syrup and vodka to the watermelon juice and stir to combine.
  3. Pour the mixture into the 9x13 pan. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place in the freezer. Freeze the mixture for about an hour. Using a fork slowly scrap the mixture (it will not be very frozen at this point). Repeat this process every 30-45 minutes. Serve in a martini glass. Store in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.
Adapted from Pioneer Woman Cooks
Miranda's Kitchen

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