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Watermelon Granita

When summer is here nothing better than a refreshing granite. It’s absolutely perfect for a hot weather.


1 watermelon (cut in half and save one half rind to serve the granita later)

¼ cup squeeze fresh lemon juice

1 piece lemon zest

½ cup sugar

2 oz. vodka

Mint for garnish


Cut watermelon in chunks, about 7 to 8 cups.

Blend together watermelon, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest. Blend until smooth. Strain the mixture, add vodka.

Transfer the mixture to a glass or metal dish. Freeze at least 1 hour before the first scrape. Scraping the top with a fork or spoon. Repeat 3 times every hour.

When granite is done, serve in the watermelon cavity and garnish with mint leaves.

Tip: You don't need to add any water since there's plenty of liquid from the watermelon!

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