How to Make a Drunken Watermelon

Fancy-up your next picnic, beach party, or summertime event with this delicious drunken watermelon cocktail.

Instructions

  • : 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.

You Will Need

  • 4-lb. seedless watermelon
  • 2 c. tequila
  • 1 c. triple sec
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Melon baller
  • Blender
  • Strainer

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