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Watermelon With a slight Vodka taste
Cut a circle in the skin of the watermelon, exposing the fruit inside.
Open the vodka bottle. Insert the open bottle with good force into the exposed fruit. Note that this will work in seedless watermelons.
Let the vodka bottle sit for a while. Do this until the entire bottle has been absorbed into the fruit. Depending on your watermelon this may take a very long time - potentially up to 1 week.
Wait a little longer after the bottle is empty. This will ensure that the watermelon can absorb all the delicious flavoring.
Cut the watermelon, serve and enjoy.
Put a cork in the hole when traveling to a party.
1 cup of watermelon
If you use a large watermelon instead, you may want to use more than 1 bottle of vodka. However, see Warning below, as you will not want to overdo it.
Try different liquors to see what tastes best.
You can put the vodka soaked watermelon in the freezer for a bit to get an ice cold refreshing treat.
If you find the technique outlined above involving soaking the watermelon is taking too long, it could be that i) a vacuum has formed, discouraging outflow and ii) the mini watermelon just doesn't have enough air to displace. Some solutions to this include:
Use a funnel and before inserting the funnel use a dowel or small ice cream sundae spoon to break up and scoop out some of the watermelon to create space.
Another option is to cut a larger (coke can size) hole, scoop out and break up enough watermelon to just pour the vodka on top. This second technique is particularly good to use with a regular / large watermelon.
Try an alternative method:
Cut the melon in half. Scoop out the melon carefully, set aside to use for smoothies or other use. Leave a thin layer of fruit for flavor at the base of the watermelon shell.
Use the scooped out shell. Add vodka or a mixed drink of your choice, plus a punch bowl spoon. After it is all gone, just toss away the melon. No glasses to wash or put away.
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