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Watermelon Granita with fresh watermelon slices on the side.

Vodka Watermelon & Basil Granita - Heat Wave Treats

It's cold. It's refreshing. And there's vodka in it. This vodka watermelon and basil granita is easy and the perfect remedy for heat wave temperatures.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freezing time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Calories: 532kcal
Cost: 6€


  • Fork
  • Freezer
  • Plastic/Glass container with lid
  • Blender
  • microplane


  • 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


  • Combine everything together and blitz in the blender until smooth.
    The watermelon, lime and vodka in a bowl ready to blend.
  • Pour into one or two flat containers with a lid. Freeze for 1½-2 hours. Place your serving glasses in the freezer also.
    Pouring the granita into a container to freeze.
  • Scrape the granita with a fork to make nice ice crystals. Put back in the freezer and repeat after 30 minutes.
    Scraping the watermelon granita with a fork.
  • 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!
    The finished watermelon granita with fresh watermelon slices on the side.


Calories: 532kcal | Carbohydrates: 109g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 1260mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 94g | Vitamin A: 6401IU | Vitamin C: 91mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg
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