Watermelon-Tequila Granita

adapted from Culinary Adventures with Camilla


6 cups seedless watermelon, cubed

3/4 cup granulated sugar

Juice from one Meyer lemon

One shot of tequila per serving


Place the watermelon cubes, sugar and lemon juice in a blender. Purée until smooth.  


Pour the mixture into a large casserole dish (or any flat container).  Freeze the mixture for 1 hour. Run a fork across the surface of the mixture to break up any large frozen parts.  Repeat the process every hour until frozen.  It will take 3-4 hours to freeze.


Prior to serving let the granita soften just a bit on the counter.  Drag the fork through the granita to create ice flakes.  


To serve, spoon the granita into individual bowls or glasses and pour a shot of tequila over the top.


Garnish with a few mint leaves.