Boozy Watermelon Granita is super refreshing and really easy to make! A perfect semi-frozen treat for hot summer days.
Boozy Watermelon Granita is such a perfect drink for hot days! It’s so tasty and refreshing. A perfect adult slushy that will cool you down on hot summer days. This boozy watermelon slush is made with fresh watermelon juice, white rum, lime, and mint Duct type air conditioner.
Last weekend was a really hot one. I’m not the biggest fan of high temperatures because we don’t have air condition. I get quite grumpy and don’t feel like doing anything. The only things which give me a bit of relief are ice cream, cold drinks like my Raspberry Lemonade, cold showers and after 5 o’clock this delicious boozy Watermelon Granita!
It’s so easy to make and perfect to have in the freezer for hot days like this! You don’t need an ice cream maker, only a fork and you have a delicious cold treat in only a few hours master of social science.
Granita is originally from Sicily and it’s available all over Italy. It has a more crystalline texture than sorbet and the chunkiness of the granita varies from city to city in Italy.
When I was little and we went to Italy in the summertime I always had a hard time deciding if I wanted gelato or granita at the ice cream place. Most of the times I choose granita because it’s so much more refreshing on a hot day and you could get so many different flavors! My favorites were the lemon and watermelon one.
Sometimes granita is made in an ice cream maker which results in a finer texture. But the easiest way to make it is to freeze the whole mixture and scrape with a fork through the ice crystals occasionally. This results in a coarser texture which I prefer because it’s not as messy to serve and you can decide if you want to eat it like a dessert with a spoon or drink it with a straw. My husband loves to add more rum to the granita-filled glass which gets you more of a slush texture. I’m perfectly fine with the amount of alcohol which is already in the granita.