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Watermelon-Jalapeño Shaved Ice

Adam Richman's spiked granita is the perfect summer treat
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Shaved ice may remind you of your childhood, but this one is for adults only. Travel Channel's Adam Richman combines Mike's Hard Watermelon Lemonade, jalapeño and watermelon into ice trays, then blitzes the frozen product with tequila and agave. For an extra kick, he tops the whole snow cone with a dusting of chili powder. It'll be welcomed warmth amid all that frost.

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Watermelon-Jalapeño Shaved Ice

Recipe adapted from Adam Richman for Mike's Hard Lemonade

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus freezing time

Total Time: 15 minutes, plus freezing time


Two 11.2-fluid ounce bottles Mike's Hard Watermelon Lemonade

2 cups chopped seedless watermelon

2 ounces silver tequila

1½ teaspoons agave

½ jalapeño--stemmed, seeded and rough chopped

Lime wedges, for garnish

Chili powder, for garnish


1. In a blender, combine the Mike's Hard Watermelon Lemonade, chopped watermelon, tequila, agave and jalapeño and blend until smooth. Strain the purée, then pour it into a 9-by-13-inch baking pan and place in the freezer for 1 hour.

2. Remove the pan from the freezer and break up the semi-frozen liquid with a fork. Place the pan back in the freezer and repeat this process every 15 minutes until the mixture resembles a snow-like consistency, 1 to 1½ hours.

3. Divide the shaved ice between bowls or paper cones and garnish with a lime wedge and a pinch of chili powder, then serve.

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