Drunken Nonno

Here’s a grown-up version of a slushy, inspired by the granita of Sicily. It counts as a “fruit and vegetable” for your daily count, doesn’t it?

Drunken Nonno
Recipe Type: Drinks
Author: Adapted from [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/Rustic-Italian-Williams-Sonoma-Authentic-Everyday/dp/1616281650/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1409352322&sr=8-2&keywords=rustic+italian” target=”_blank”]Rustic Italian[/url]
Serves: 6
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 4 cups watermelon, cubed (may substitute honeydew)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh mint
  • 12 ounces vodka
  1. Heat sugar and water in saucepan and cook, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Cool the syrup to room temperature, then refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
  2. Put a metal, 9 X 13 inch pan in the freezer until chilled (at least one hour).
  3. In a food processor, combine the chilled syrup, melon, lemon juice, mint and vodka and process until smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into the chilled pan and place, uncovered, in the freezer. After 30 minutes, using a fork, scrape the ice crystals away from the side of the pan and stir the mixture thoroughly. Return the pan to the freezer.
  5. Repeat the process every 30 minutes for a couple of hours. until the drink is completely frozen in fluffy shards,
  6. Spoon the frozen drink into a plastic container and freeze until ready to use.

Drunken Nonno

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