Liquored- Up Watermelon Fruit Bowl

Make sure you serve this one at an adults-only party… or keep it safe out of reach of the little ones who like their fruit. It’s a fun summer dish to serve, but it’s definitely not for the kids!

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Liquored- Up Watermelon Fruit Bowl

Yield: One watermelon full of fruit3

Prep Time: 30 min


1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup vodka
1/2 cup rum
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 tsp grated lime peel
melons & berries


1. Boil sugar and water together until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add in all other ingredients (besides fruit), mixing well. Cool.

2. Scoop out round balls of cantaloupe, honeydew and seedless watermelon (or cut into chunks). Place inside a hollowed out watermelon or watermelon basket. Add strawberries and blueberries. Pour liquid over fruit and serve. Or let marinate for a bit and then serve.


Time saver: Prepare the syrup ahead of time and let it chill until you're ready to mix it with the fruit.