Beverage

VODKA WATERMELON AND BASIL GRANITA

Name: Vodka Watermelon and Basil Granita
Prep: 5 minutes
Freeze time: 2 hours
Total Prep: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4-6 

 

Equipment:

Fork
Freezer
Plastic/Glass container with lid
Blender
Microplane
Ingredients
¼ piece watermelon 600g peeled, de-seeded and extra ripe
2 tbsp sugar
½ piece lime juice & zest
1 shot vodka
1 light sprinkle salt super small sprinkling
basil leaves for garnish

Ingredients:

¼ piece watermelon 600g peeled, de-seeded and extra ripe
2 tbsp sugar
½ piece lime juice & zest
1 shot vodka
1 light sprinkle salt super small sprinkling
basil leaves for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Combine everything together and blitz in the blender until smooth.
  2. Pour into one or two flat containers with a lid. Freeze for 1½-2 hours. Place your serving glasses in the freezer also.
  3. Scrape the granita with a fork to make nice ice crystals. Put back in the freezer and repeat after 30 minutes.
  4. Serve the granita in cold glasses with a fresh leaf of basil on top. It’s really nice to eat this with fresh-cut watermelon on the side. Enjoy!

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Inspiration:

Canuck Chef in the Netherlands submitted this recipe. Check out the website DevonCameron.com to read more about this refreshing recipe.