Watermelon Granita

J Vineyards & Winery has been at the forefront of the wine and food experience since our first tasting program launched in 1999. All of the recipes have been created by our J Culinary Team to pair perfectly with our exceptional portfolio of varietal and sparkling wines.


3 cups watermelon puree
2 cups J Sparkling vintage Brut
1 cup water
1½ cup simple syrup (or mint simple syrup)


To make simple syrup, put equal parts sugar and water in a small pot. Bring mixture to a boil then remove from heat. For mint simple syrup, add ½ cup mint leaves, roughly chopped, as soon as mixture is removed from heat. When syrup cools, strain out leaves.

For granita, combine all ingredients in a shallow pan and freeze. Scrape to serve.

The granita can be served before a main course as a refresher, or with fresh sliced fruits and berries for a summertime dessert.


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