Watermelon Margarita Granita

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Rated 5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
Watermelon Margarita Granita
Watermelon Margarita Granita


  • ¼ cup pure cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 12 cups cubed watermelon
  • ⅔ cup silver tequila
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup orange liqueur
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • coarse salt as needed


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  1. Combine sugar and water in small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer until sugar is completely dissolved, about 1 minute.
  2. Puree watermelon in batches in blender until smooth. Alternately, blend the watermelon in a large, deep bowl with an immersion blender. Pour into 9x13-inch pan. Stir in tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, and sugar syrup.
  3. Place pan in freezer and freeze 2 to 3 hours. Using a fork, scrape up and incorporate ice crystals. Freeze again, scraping up ice crystals every 30 minutes with a fork, until frozen, about 2 hours more.
  4. To serve, rim glasses with lime wedges and dip in coarse salt. Spoon granita into glasses and garnish with sliced lime.
Mealthy tip:

Don't skimp on the tequila when making this recipe. The flavor does come through so you want to be sure to use a quality tequila.


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Sam Dalton says:

This recipe transforms a boring margarita into a fun party drink. We'll probably make them again this weekend! Not sure how it will work with other fruit, but the watermelon was amazing.

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Greg Jones says:

We make this margarita granita all the time, whenever we have Mexican-themed nights at our house, or friends over for any other occasion. We use a top shelf bottle of tequila and it tastes amazing. This is a great recipe to follow, especially if its your first time.