Fancy-up your next picnic, beach party, or summertime event with this delicious drunken watermelon cocktail.
: Don't drink unless you're of legal age. Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive.
Step 1: Cut the watermelon Cut off the stem end of the watermelon so that it sits flat. Then cut about 3 inches off of the other end of the watermelon.
Step 2: Gut the melon Scoop out half of the watermelon with a melon baller and freeze the balls to use as ice cubes later.
Step 3: Puree the rest of the watermelon Scoop out the rest of the watermelon, leaving the rind intact, and put the fruit in a blender. Puree the watermelon and then push it through a strainer to remove any pulp.
TIP: You can work in batches if the watermelon doesn't fit in your blender.
Step 4: Add booze Pour the watermelon puree into the rind and add the tequila, triple sec, and frozen melon balls. Then top it with the soda and serve with a ladle. Drink up!
FACT: The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt.