In The Kitchen: Watermelon Julep Granita

Watermelon. Julep. Granita. Now you’re talking Derby to us!

Step one. Create this little snow cone party in your mouth. Step two. Dress in your Derby best. Step 3. Grab your bestie and visit Lee park’s day at the Races.

Watermelon Mint Julep (serves plenty!)


Granita –

▪   1 medium-sized seedless watermelon

▪   1 cup strawberries, hulled and quartered

▪   juice from 1 lemon

Per drink –

▪   1 oz. Makers Mark

▪   mint leaves


1. Make granita! Cube the watermelon in large bowl. Meanwhile, cook the strawberries in sugar in a pan on the stove until berries can be smashed slightly. Add to watermelon with the juice from 1 lemon. Blend all of this together and then strain through a fine mesh strainer into a large sealable plastic container or a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with a lid. Place in the freezer overnight or for 8 hours.

2. Scrape mixture with a fork to break it up into a snow cone ice-like consistency. Fill cups with your watermelon pink granita snow cone mixture. Pour 1 oz. of Maker’s Mark over it. Garnish with mint. Serve!

P.S. This can easily serve a small party. If you’d prefer to make less, simply use half a watermelon, 1/2 cup strawberries and 3 tablespoons sugar. Taste the mixture before freezing and adjust as needed.

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Now that you’ve got your cocktail we are here to share where the party is at here in Dallas this Saturday May 6, 2017!

Lee Park Conservancy is serving up an afternoon of cuisine and the best 2 minutes in sports, The Kentucky Derby! They’ll have a best dresses a Best Dressed and Best Hat competition- count us in! Grab a cocktail and check out lawn games, live music, silent auction and a whole lot more!

To learn more about this event and get tickets visit

We’ll see you at the races, babe!

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Cassidy is the founder and CEO of Circle Seven Five and the Editor In Chief of CityGuide Magazine. She is passionate about helping millennial women find space, time, and community to connect, create, and celebrate life in their city. She is contributing to a new movement to fight back against lives that are consumed by 'busy': more experiences to nourish yourself + less overwhelm.

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