Frozen Watermelon Granita’s

Looking for some fun cocktail recipes for a backyard BBQ or the Fourth of July?  These Frozen watermelon granita’s are the perfect treat, especially on a hot day!   Perfect for any last-minute parties since they are so easy to make!

Delicious recipe for Froze watermelon Granita


  • 1 bottle Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé
  • 1 quart watermelon-rosemary sorbet (store-bought or recipe below)
  • 2 cups diced, seedless watermelon


Spoon a scoop of sorbet into the bottom of a chilled glass and top with a tablespoon or so of the watermelon cubes. Pour the Rosé over the sorbet and melon. Garnish with mint. Serve immediately with a spoon.


Purchase sorbet from a gourmet market instead of making your own.



  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary
  • 3 pounds seedless watermelon cut into cubes (about 10 cups)
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup and 2 tablespoons tequila


In a small saucepan bring the sugar, water, and rosemary to a boil. Remove it from the heat and let it cool to room temperature, then strain. Combine the rosemary syrup, watermelon, lime juice, and tequila in a blender and process until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and refrigerate overnight. Freeze the sorbet “granita-style” by putting it in the freezer and stirring every hour for five hours.

Delicious recipe for Froze watermelon Granita

Don’t worry the name “granita” isn’t as fancy as it sounds it’s basically a sophisticated slushie but no one needs to know.  (wink wink)

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