Happy long 4th of July weekend to everyone who actually gets to enjoy it!!! And happy belated Canada Day to our friends up north! I’m celebrating this weekend by trying to get ahead on homework and papers for grad school, along with some adult beverages and fun sprinkled in to keep me sane. I’ve got some of this gorgeous Boozy Watermelon Kiwi Granita chillin’ in the fridge ready to escape to the pool at any time 😉
If you’ve never made granita before, you’ve got to try it. It’s beyond easy and will totally impress your friends when you bust it out at the next summer party (ahem, July 4th BBQ?!?). Just throw a bunch of watermelon in the blender with some vodka and honey, freeze it on a baking sheet, and scrape it into icy deliciousness before throwing it into a glass. BOOM.
Don’t forget the kiwi on top to make it look like a watermelon slice in a glass.
Boozy Watermelon Kiwi Granita
- 8 cups seedless watermelon chopped
- 4 oz Tito's Vodka
- Optional: 1 tbsp honey
- 4 kiwi fruit peeled and halved
- 2 oz Tito's Vodka
- Optional: drizzle of honey
Add the watermelon granita ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour into a baking sheet and freeze for 2 hours.
Add the kiwi granita ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour into a plastic container and freeze for 2 hours.
Once granitas are frozen, remove from freezer and scrape using a spoon. Scoop watermelon granita into 6 serving glasses, then top with kiwi granita. Serve immediately.
These can be made kid friendly, just skip the vodka. Be sure you use a touch of honey in its place to help keep the granita from freezing solid.