Saturday Spirits: Melon & Mint Granita Cocktail

Saturday Spirits: Melon & Mint Granita Cocktail

melon & mint granita cocktail topped with gin // A Well Crafted Party

Okay, I’m not gonna lie… this drink takes some work. It is totally worth it though! First you have to make a granita. Granita takes some time to make, though very little effort. The granita can be used in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or just eaten on its own as a delicious pallet cleanser or dessert.

What is a granita? According to good ole wikipedia a granita is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water, and various flavorings. I learned how to make a granita from Martha.

Honeydew Melon, Lime, & Mint Granita Recipe:

*Makes enough granita for about a dozen of the Melon & Mint Cocktails


  • 1 medium sized honey dew melon– ripe and sectioned discarding rind
  • Juice of 2 freshley squeezed limes
  • Mint to taste (I used about 15 leaves)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Food Processor
  • sauce pan
  • a non-reactive pan that will fit in fridge and has at least 1 inch sides (I used a loaf pan)


  1. Put the melon in a food processor and process until there are no chunks, add mint and process
  2. In a sauce pan on medium heat combine the sugar and water. Stir as it heats until it is completely dissolved. Take off the heat and let cool.
  3. Combine the sugar/water syrup, freshly squeezed lime juice, and honey dew melon/mint puree in a non reactive pan. Put in freezer.
  4. Every 30 minutes or so give the mixture a scrape with a fork. Continue to freeze until ice crystals are formed. I tend to cover my granita with plastic wrap between freezings.
  5. Store granita in freezer in a airtight container

Melon and Mint Granita cocktail


Melon & Mint Granita Cocktail Recipe:


  • 1 scoop of your Honeydew Melon & Mint Granita
  • 1 1/4 oz Gin
  • 2 oz sparkling water


  1. Drop 1 scoop of granita in a martini glass
  2. Top with 1 1/4 oz of Gin
  3. Slowly pour over the sparkling water– pouring it slowly helps mix a bit of the granita flavor in with the gin
  4. Garnish with mint

This drink has a strong beginning and then gets sweeter as the granita melts. It is a good drink for sipping on a hot Summer day!


Written by Jenni

Jenni is a freelance writer and media assistant based in Portland, OR. A Well Crafted Party is a blog about all the little things to celebrate in life. Follow Jenni or A Well Crafted Party with BlogLovin, RSS feed, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.

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