Watermelon & Gin Granita
Gin is my personal drink of choice; I love how complex its flavours can be and how each gin has a unique character. I’m always looking for ways to include it in cooking and I think this idea while not terribly inventive is a great way to highlight the flavour of some good quality gin.
- 1 small seedless watermelon approximately 2kg
- juice and zest of 2 limes
- ½ bunch fresh mint
- ¾ cup good quality gin
- 1 cup caster sugar
Remove the rind from the watermelon then roughly chop. Place into a blender along with the mint and blend to a liquid consistency.
In a small saucepan, heat the lime juice, zest and sugar on low stirring constantly until sugar dissolves.
Combine with the blended watermelon and gin then mix well. Pour into two large shallow baking trays.
Place into the freezer for 2 hours to set. Remove from freezer and use a fork to rake the mixture, it should break up into small crystals and have a slushie-like consistency. Place back into the freezer for a further 2 hours then repeat breaking up with a fork before serving.