Vodka Watermelon

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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Rest Time: 4 hrs
  • Yield: 1 watermelon

Do you have a whole watermelon that you want to make into a boozy summer treat? Then, it may be time to create a vodka-infused watermelon.

This easy project is fun for parties and takes less than a day to create. Just be sure that you let guests know that the watermelon slices have vodka in them so no one's surprised. Just make sure to keep the kids away from this plate!

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Draw a circle in the size of the watermelon with a marker. Make sure it is slightly larger than the widest part of the vodka bottle's neck.

  3. Cut around the circle with a large knife, digging deep into the melon's flesh. Remove this chunk of rind and flesh.

  4. Use a spoon to scoop out enough melon so the bottle's neck can fit inside the hole.

  5. Open the bottle of vodka and quickly place it upside down in the hole of the watermelon. It should fit securely and be able to stabilize the bottle.

  6. Allow the vodka and melon to rest for 4 to 12 hours. The vodka will slowly filter into the watermelon's flesh as it rests. It may not use the all of the vodka as the amount will depend on how juicy and large the melon is.

  7. When you're ready, quickly remove the vodka bottle. Be ready to use your finger as a stopper as you bring the bottle upright to prevent a big spill!

  8. Place your vodka-infused watermelon in the refrigerator to chill for at least a few hours.

  9. Ready to serve? Simply cut the watermelon into slices as you normally would.

Tips

  • Choose a vodka in a normal tall bottle (similar to Belvedere's). This technique requires balance and a long neck. Many of the fancier vodka bottles simply won't work.
  • Wrap the bottom of your watermelon with a large towel (bath or beach towels work great). This will prevent the melon from sliding around on the table while you work with it. It will also pick up any spills that may happen.
  • The same technique can be used with other melons. Watermelon are often bigger, so they will take more vodka than a cantaloupe or honeydew melon.