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Grilled Boozy Watermelon

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Grilled Boozy Watermelon
  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 12
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Grilled Boozy Watermelon

Grilled boozy watermelon is not only great on its own, the marinating juice makes for a great cocktail counterpart.

Ingredients

1
personal sized seedless watermelon, cut into 1 inch triangle sizes
1
liter rum
2
gallon sized storage bags
Soda pop (such as cola, lemon-lime, etc.)
Mint sprigs

Directions

  • 1 Divide watermelon and place into each storage bag.
  • 2 Add a half bottle of the rum to each bag.
  • 3 Add a few roughly torn sprigs of mint.
  • 4 Let sit for about 15 to 20 minutes in the refrigerator. Note: the watermelon will absorb the rum very quickly. Check every so often as as not to absorb too much alcohol. (Save the marinating juice!)
  • 5 Place on pre-heated grill, about 3 minutes per side, or just until grill marks form.
  • 6 Use the marinating juice to create a watermelon cocktail using 1 part marinating juice to 2 parts of the soda.
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The Fruits of Our Labor (Day)

As prepared by tbspErin,

It's hard to believe that Labor Day is just around the corner!


Yes, friends, summer is almost over. Now before you get a case of the sads, Team Tablespoon has your back. To celebrate the end of our fave season, the team got together to conjure up the most awesome concoction yet to hit your grill: boozy fruit. Or, more specifically, Grilled Boozy Watermelon.

To be honest, we didn't magically arrive at our final product the first time around. There was quite a bit of experimentation goin' on.



Settled in a cabin deep in the woods, far from civilization, the first task was to determine the best fruit and booze pairings that fit the summer roll out. The players: watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, a few sprigs of mint, Midori and Rum. The soda was used for the cocktail portion of the experiment (more on that later).

watermelon slices

We used a personal sized watermelon (since they're pretty easy to find year 'round) and cut that up into 1" thick triangles.

cantaloupe melon balls

Next, we decided to up the cuteness factor by using a melon baller  to cut up 1/2 of the cantaloupe.

honeydew melon squares

And added even more "adorbs" by cutting 1/2 of the honeydew melon into squares.

grilled boozy fruit

Finally, our fruit was ready for a refreshing booze bath.

boozy fruit in baggies

Since Midori is a melon liqueur, it only made sense to throw the cantaloupe and honeydew into the same gallon sized Ziploc bag along with 1 cup of the green goodness. For the watermelon, rum was the popular choice among the crew. We also had a little more than expected, so we divided it up into two gallon sized bags and added a 1/2 bottle of rum to each.

sprigs of mint

Finally, we added a few roughly torn mint leaves to all the bags and then left them to marinate. Note on marinating: we let ours sit for about 15 minutes in the fridge and they were "no-joke-BOO-ZY." So, depending on your party peeps' tolerance levels, you'll want to check it every so often to make sure it doesn't get too out of control.

skewering the melons

While the watermelon slices were good to go on their own, we thought it would be cute to take full advantage of our brilliant geometric-shaped melon and skewer them. We used bamboo skewers that we soaked in water while the fruit was marinating so that they were ready to go when we were.

fruit on the grill

Then we were cooking with gas! The whole grilling process didn't take very long. About 3 minutes on each side gave the fruit really nice grill marks.

finished grilled fruit

While the cantaloupe and honeydew skewers turned out O.K., it was really the watermelon that stole the show. Mmmm, pretty!

Grilled boozy watermelon with watermelon and rum cocktail

The final piece of our party perfection was to make a cocktail using the sweet, sweet nectar created by the marinating juice. We used one part juice (right from the fruit bag!) to two parts soda. Both juices were delicious companions to their grilled boozy fruit counterparts.

From our team to your party, here's wishing you a great Labor Day. Cheers!
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