Adult Watermelon for BBQ's Recipe -
Adult Watermelon for BBQ's Recipe
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Adult Watermelon for BBQ's

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"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."

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    2 mins

    3 hrs 2 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 14, 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.


34 Ratings

Feb 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.

Aug 06, 2004

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

May 11, 2009

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

Sep 04, 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*

Jun 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 :)

May 24, 2007

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


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