Watermelon and vodka granita with lime and ginger syrup
Hands-on time 20 min, plus freezing
This watermelon and vodka granita recipe is the perfect adults-only treat to serve at your next barbecue.
Nutritional info per serving
Fat0.6g (0.2g saturated)
Carbohydrates32g (31.7g sugars)
1 small watermelon, peeled and deseeded (see tips)
For the syrup
;150 caster sugar
Zest and juice 2 limes
40g fresh ginger, grated
A few fresh mint leaves, chopped
02.Meanwhile make the syrup. Dissolve the sugar in 80ml water in a pan on a low heat, stirring occasionally, until clear. Boil the syrup briskly, adding the zest and juice of the limes and grated ginger. Cook for about 5 minutes until just syrupy, then cool but don’t put in the fridge. To serve, scoop the granita into glasses, drizzle over the syrup and scatter with the chopped mint.
Taste the melon and if it’s not super-sweet, dissolve 1 tbsp sugar in 1 tbsp boiling water, then add it with the vodka in step 1.;
To prepare watermelon, slice off the ends. Rest it on a flat end, then slice off the skin in strips, turning the melon as you go. Cut vertically into slices, break them along the seed lines, then remove the seeds.