Aperol and grapefruit granita in a glass

Aperol and Grapefruit Granita

This is a delicious recipe for Aperol and grapefruit granita. Such an easy recipe, ou can make this granita base in minutes. But allow time for the Aperol and grapefruit drink to thoroughly chill in the fridge before churning.

Aperol and grapefruit granita

This recipe uses Bundaberg grapefruit sparkling drink, Aperol and a bit of sugar. If you have a bit of extra time up your sleeve, use real grapefruit to add a more tart, bitey flavour. But increase the sugar if you do this.

Fun serving tip: Hollow out some grapefruit skins and use them for bowls for the granita.

If you’re looking for a non-alcohol based dessert you could make this watermelon sorbet which actually looks similar and tastes amazing.

Aperol and grapefruit granita in a glass

Aperol and Grapefruit Granita

A cool tasting granita which combines aperol and grapefruit.
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Course: Dessert
Keyword: aperol, granita, grapefruit
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freeze time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes


  • 750 ml Bundaberg pink grapefruit sparkling drink
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 100 ml Aperol


  • Combine grapefruit drink and sugar in a bowl until sugar is dissolved. Stir in Aperol.
  • Chill in refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
  • Churn the mixture in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer's directions.
  • Add to an airtight container and freeze for at least 2 hours until hardened.
  • An hour before serving, create shavings by using a fork or spoon to scrape at the hardened ice. Place back in freezer for one hour to re-harden.

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