How to Spike a Watermelon
Presented by our friends at Valet.
Is there a fruit that’s more tied to summer than watermelon? Is there a season better suited to day drinking than summer? The answer, to both, would be no. Which is why spiked watermelon is so perfect this time of year. Refreshing. Relaxing. So kick back and chow down on a simple treat, laced with a reminder not to take things too seriously.
When it comes to what booze to use, there’s no need to get fancy—you want to taste the watermelon, not some exotically flavored liqueur. Vodka is a crowd pleaser, or for a more adventurous combination try tequila and serve the slices with a wedge of lime and some salt.
1. Look for a Round Watermelon
This will aid in dispersing the alcohol more evenly. Cut a small, round hole into the rind. A square or triangle-shaped plug might crack the melon. Remove it with a corkscrew.
2. Break Up the Pulp Inside
Do this just slightly with a grill skewer, a wooden spoon handle, or anything long enough to make a little room for the booze. You may need to let some of the juice out.
3. Add the Alcohol
\You can do this by either inserting the bottleneck into the hole or pouring little by little into a funnel. You’ll only need about half a bottle to saturate the melon. Replace the plug and refrigerate for a few hours. Then, enjoy.