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Outdoor Entertaining: Honeydew Granita Spritzer

Last updated 5 years ago

Granita is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings, originally from Sicily. Refreshing, scoopable and sipable, this slushed drink is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Make a batch three days before your gathering. 

makes 6 drinks

What you'll need:

  • 6 cups of cubed honeydew melon
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of lime juice
  • 3 cups of seltzer
  • lime peels (for garnish)

What you'll nee to do:

  • Working in batches, puree 6 cups cubed honeydew melon in a blender. Pour puree through a fine sieve into an 8-inch square nonreactive dish.
  • Put 1/2 cup water and sugar into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Stir into puree. Add fresh lime juice; stir to combine. Freeze, covered, at least 6 hours (up to 3 days).
  • Scrape granita with a fork; spoon about 1 cup granita into each of 6 glasses. Pour 1/2 cup seltzer into each glass; garnish with lime peels.


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