Watermelon Granita with Minty Basil Soda Mocktail

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Indulgent without the guilt, this frozen mocktail is a refreshing way to cool off! The granita on its own is bit tart, so make sure to add the minty basil syrup!

  • Yields

    Makes 4 servings.


For the Minty Basil Syrup:


  1. Combine he watermelon and lime juice in a food processor and pulse until just combined.
  2. Pour the watermelon mixture through a strainer over a 9x13 inch freezer safe baking dish. 

  3. Transfer the dish to the freezer and let the mixture chill for about 30 minutes.
  4. Use a fork to 
break up the watermelon and then return to the freezer for another half hour. Repeat the 
process 3-4 more times or until the granita is completely frozen. 

  5. Meanwhile, make the minty basil syrup by combining the mint, basil, water, and honey in a 
small saucepan. Bring to a low simmer and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring until the 
honey has dissolved. 

  6. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Strain into a glass jar. 

  7. To assemble the mocktail, scoop the granita into 4 glasses. Drizzle with 2 or 3 
tablespoons of the syrup, then top with the chilled soda water. Garnish with additional basil 
and mint leaves. 
Serve with a small spoon or straw.

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Marcy Fishgold

looks refreshing