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Summertime Boozy Watermelon Granita

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  • Author: Aberdeen
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: Serves 8


A delectable, easy, and refreshing summer semi-frozen cocktail that just takes 4 ingredients! Blend up, freeze, rake, repeat, enjoy 🍧.


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  • 8 cups fresh watermelon, cubed
  • 1 cup light rum
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Lime slices to garnish


  1. Pulse all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into large, shallow dish and put in the freezer.
  2. Freeze about 30 minutes, until the mixture starts to set. Rake over the a fork over the mixture, scraping to break up the frozen bits.
  3. Repeat 3 to 4 more times, scraping and freezing, until the mixture looks like shaved ice, about 4 hours.
  4. When ready to serve, do one last rake through to fluff it up. Then spoon the boozy watermelon granita into a chilled glass with a lime slice to garnish. Enjoy before it melts!


Keeps up to a week in a closed container in the freezer.