Boozy Watermelon Lime Granita (Summer season Cockail)

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This Boozy Watermelon Lime Granita is part cocktail, part dessert. The perfect frozen treat for adults for hot summer days.

This Boozy Watermelon Lime Granita is the perfect frozen treat for adults for hot summer days.
Boozy Watermelon Lime Granita

Sweet, juicy watermelons are one of the best things in summer. I love eating watermelon alone, but it's also an excellent base for a fruity drink. For more refreshing watermelon drinks, try Chia Watermelon Fresca or Watermelon Agua Fresca. And if you want a cocktail, my watermelon martinis are delicious.

This Boozy Watermelon Lime Granita is part cocktail, part dessert. The perfect frozen treat for adults for hot summer days.

This Boozy Watermelon Lime Granita is part cocktail and part dessert – a refreshing way to cool off in the hot summer. This watermelon ice cream dessert consists of only four ingredients – watermelon, lime, rum and sugar – and is like an adult slushie. If you have my first cookbook (Affil Link), I have a non-alcoholic version of it!

What is a granita made of?

A granita is an Italian dessert that originally comes from Sicily and resembles a slushie. Granitas consist of sugar, are liquid and flavored with fruits. They can be eaten with a spoon or drunk through a straw. Granitas have a coarser, icy texture than sorbet.

How to make a granita

Granitas do not have to contain alcohol. To prepare this watermelon granita recipe, first put the watermelon, lime juice, rum and sugar in a blender and process until smooth. Pour the puree into a 9 "x 9" metal baking pan and freeze it for about 1 1/2 hours.

Use a fork to scrape the mixture around. Put the pan back in the freezer and freeze it until it is firm for almost 1 to 2 hours. Scrape the granita again with a fork to form chunky snow-like ice crystals. Freeze and repeat about every hour until the entire mixture is frozen and shaved. Serve in martini glasses and garnish with watermelon wedges and mint.

Variations:

  • Add tequila or vodka to the rum.
  • You can change the taste of the granita by replacing the watermelon with another fruit. Strawberry and lemon are other popular granita flavors.
  • To prepare an alcohol-free granita, leave out the alcohol!

This Boozy Watermelon Lime Granita is the perfect frozen treat for adults for hot summer days. This Boozy Watermelon Lime Granita is part cocktail, part dessert. The perfect frozen treat for adults for hot summer days.This Boozy Watermelon Lime Granita is part cocktail, part dessert. The perfect frozen treat for adults for hot summer days.

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Boozy Watermelon Lime Granita

Preparation time: 3rd hours

Cooking time: 0 min

Total time: 3rd hours

This Boozy Watermelon Lime Granita is part cocktail, part dessert. The perfect frozen treat for adults for hot summer days.

  • 4 1/2 cups diced seedless watermelon
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2/3 Cup white rum
  • 2nd tablespoon sugar
  • 6 small wedges of watermelon, for garnish
  • Mint leaves, for garnish
  • Put the watermelon, lime juice, rum and sugar in a blender and stir until smooth, then put the puree in a 9 x 9 metal baking pan.

  • Freeze for about 1 1/2 hours, then scrape well with a fork to mix everything.

  • Put the pan back in the freezer and freeze it for about 1 to 2 hours until it is almost firm. Use a fork to scrape the granita to form chunky, snow-like ice crystals.

  • Freeze and repeat scraping occasionally until the entire mixture is frozen and shaved.

  • Serve in martini glasses and garnish with watermelon wedges and mint.

  • Store covered in plastic wrap until ready to serve.

Portion: 1Cup, Calories: 109kcal, Protein: 0.5G, Fat: 0.5G, Sodium: 2ndmg, Dietary fiber: 0.5G, Sugar: 11.5G

Blue smart points: 3rd

Green smart points: 3rd

Purple Smart Points: 3rd

Keywords: juicy, cocktails, watermelon granita

Posted June 12, 2020 by Gina

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