Grapefruit and martini granita. Picture / Babiche Martens.

Recipe: Grapefruit and Martini Granita

Perfect to pre-make for when you have guests

Serves 6

• 175g caster sugar
• 1 cup water
• 3 large, juicy grapefruit
• 1/3 cup Martini or other vermouth

1. Place sugar and water in a small pot. Bring to boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Cool.

2. Peel grapefruit, removing pith and skin. Cut out segments, remove pips and squeeze any juice that remains. Place juice, grapefruit and vermouth into a blender. Whizz until liquid and as smooth as possible.

3. Add syrup to grapefruit and mix again. Pour into a tray and freeze overnight. Remove from freezer and blend again, then refreeze.

4. Using a fork, scrape granita into fine shards and leave in freezer, covered, until ready to serve.

5. Serve in small glasses or bowls.

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