Adult Watermelon for BBQ's

Adult Watermelon for BBQ's


"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."


3 h 2 m servings
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Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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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 f...

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 ta...

I have done this for many BBQ's I use Vodka, very delicious!

Try Malibu rum - the end result (not kidding) tastes kind of like cotton candy! Serve while still cold.

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 qu...

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 :)

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 ho...

I use a marinade injector and Watermelon Vodka. Serve really cold. YUMMY!

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 f...