It's like DIY genetically modified food, but without having to be a mad scientist!
Although I kind of felt like one after eating this! Too much vodka maybe?? Aaanyways, this is a pretty awesome trick, and really easy to do. See for yourself!
Let the infusion begin!
First off, you are going to need some supplies: vodka, watermelon, a marker, a knife, and a spoon. If you're lucky like me, you will find a watermelon that has one flat side, making it perfectly stable and ready for holding a bottle of vodka for 24 hours! If you can't find any deformed watermelons, no worries! Just find the flattest side, and slice a bit of the rind off to give it a flat surface.
Once your watermelon has been stabilized, take the cap off your vodka bottle, place it at the top and center of your watermelon, trace a circle around it with a marker. With a sharp knife, cut around the circle, and remove your new "watermelon cork" (save it to plug the watermelon if you're transporting it!). Once you have your hole, take a spoon and clear out enough space inside the watermelon to fit the entire neck of the vodka bottle.
Now here is the tricky part! First, put the cap back on the vodka bottle and insert it into the hole, making sure it can rest upside down in your watermelon. Once the hole is ready, rotate the watermelon so the hole is on the side (doing this on the edge of a table or counter would work great). Remove the cap, taking the bottle of vodka in your hand, lower it as far as you can without spilling, then insert it into the hole and rotate the watermelon back to its secure position.
Congratulations! You have begun the infusion process! Now just let the watermelon and vodka sit for 12-24 hours at room temperature. If fruit flies are a concern, create a seal around the hole with plastic wrap.
Once all of the vodka has infused into the watermelon, feel free to slice and serve immediately. If you prefer it cold, place the watermelon in the fridge for a few hours before serving!
Enjoy your infused watermelon and remember to drink (/eat?) responsibly!