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Cheers! Watermelon & Mint Granitas

June 30, 2017

 

 

It's hard to believe July 4th is right around the corner. When it comes to Independence Day celebrations, there are a few quintessential fan-favorites that come to my mind: fireworks, BBQ and watermelon. So for this week's drink, I made watermelon and mint granitas. I'm telling you, these frozen slushies will change your life. They make a sweet and healthy dessert or snack. Or, they make a tasty frozen cocktail with your choice of liquor.

 

So far, I've had it with tequila, and it tasted like a refreshing watermelon margarita. Next, I'm going to mix it with gin because it'll complement the brightness of the mint and sweetness of the watermelon. Between cocktails, I have the granitas as a dessert or afternoon snack. 

 

This recipe may have more steps than my other recipes, but I promise it goes by easily and quickly. Plus, it's an awesome way to use up an entire watermelon instead of letting it go to waste. 

 

Cheers!

 

M. 

 

Watermelon & Mint Granita Recipe

 

The Ingredients:

6 cups of fresh, seedless watermelon (chopped) 

2 mint sprigs (leaves removed from stems)

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon simple syrup

Optional: 2 ounces of liquor, such as tequila, vodka, rum, gin, etc.
 

The Mixology:

1. In a blender, combine all the ingredients. Blend until smooth

2. Pour into a 9x13 metal baking pan and carefully place in the freezer for 1-1.5 hours

3. Pull the pan out of the freezer, scrape the top layer with a fork so it gets slushy

4. Return pan to the freezer for another 1-1.5 hours

5. Pull the pan out of the freezer, scrape and mash the entire granita mixture with a fork so it's completely slushy

6. If you'd like it as a cocktail, shake your choice liquor with ice before pouring into a glass (this keeps the watermelon-mint granita from melting)

6. Scoop the granita into the glass with a spoon

8. Garnish with a mint sprig

 

Servings: 4-6

 

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