Rating: 3.97 stars
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1

Adults only! This is watermelon and liquor...perfect for BBQ's, picnics, camping and by the pool! Use any liquor you like, even wine works! I use seedless watermelon, but you don't have to.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
2 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 2 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse the outer rind of the watermelon thoroughly, and pat dry. Set the watermelon in a position so it will not roll over. Press the tip of a funnel through the rind of the melon. If using a plastic funnel, you may need to cut a hole.

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  • Situate the melon on a towel in the bottom of the refrigerator or on the counter. Pour rum into the funnel a little at a time, refilling as it seeps into the melon. I start the afternoon before, since we usually leave to go to events in the morning. Allow the melon to marinate at least a few hours, before removing the funnel. Slice just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

64 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 0g; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 0.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2007
I made this for last months girls nite and the ladies loved it. But instead of pouring the rum in the watermelon I cut the melon into bite sized chunks and marinated it overnight in Pineapple flavored rum. I then made a punch out of Melon Verdi & Ginger ale and drained the rum off the watermelon and added the melon to the punch. It was the best summer drink we ever had. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/15/2006
Hmmm... this didn't work as nicely as I expected. My watermelon was not absorbing the alcohol so I had to take the funnel out and directly insert the bottle into the watermelon. I am not sure how much actually made it in there. Besides all of that it was quite tastey. Definately serve cold. Once it is room temp the alcohol flavor becomes strong. If I do this again I will let cut up watermelon soak in a bowl of alcohol. I think more would be absorbed rather than wasted. Read More
(24)
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2007
I made this for last months girls nite and the ladies loved it. But instead of pouring the rum in the watermelon I cut the melon into bite sized chunks and marinated it overnight in Pineapple flavored rum. I then made a punch out of Melon Verdi & Ginger ale and drained the rum off the watermelon and added the melon to the punch. It was the best summer drink we ever had. Read More
(139)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2006
this has been a staple at every outdoor and/or summery gathering i hold or go to for years. if you want something really wild try it with half citrus vodka and half watermellon schnapps. the taste keeps people coming back for more and the drunken hilarity that's sure to follow makes it definitely worth it. Read More
(81)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2004
I have done this for many BBQ's I use Vodka very delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2009
Try Malibu rum - the end result (not kidding) tastes kind of like cotton candy! Serve while still cold. Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2008
Jeez...bringing back memories. We used to cut a small lid & then hollow out the melon. Strain the juice discard the meat and return the juice to the shell with a can of frozen lemon/lime & a quart of vodka or gin and a pile of crushed ice. Put the lid back on plunk it on the beach with a pair of sunglasses & a ball cap with a few lengths of rubber tubing & well hic Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2006
We used Pure Grain because we didn't want to taste the alcohol we just wanted to taste the fruit and shall I say "feel the drink?". This fit the bill nicely. Thanks:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/15/2006
Hmmm... this didn't work as nicely as I expected. My watermelon was not absorbing the alcohol so I had to take the funnel out and directly insert the bottle into the watermelon. I am not sure how much actually made it in there. Besides all of that it was quite tastey. Definately serve cold. Once it is room temp the alcohol flavor becomes strong. If I do this again I will let cut up watermelon soak in a bowl of alcohol. I think more would be absorbed rather than wasted. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2007
I use a marinade injector and Watermelon Vodka. Serve really cold. YUMMY! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2007
This was a big hit at a recent BBQ. We cut the watermelon up into chunks and soaked it in rum and a bit of watermelon martini mix for a little extra flavor. It was great especially the last few pieces left soaking in the rum all night. When you go to serve it the colder the better on this one. Read More
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