The humble watermelon. Arguably the ultimate summer fruit, it’s sweet as well as thirst quenching. Honestly, what pool party is complete without a big tray full of watermelon slices? It’s versatile, delicious and safe for kids to chow down on. You can even smoke it like meat for a vegetarian option.
Is there anything watermelon can’t do?
Well, if there’s anyone who can find out, it’s this fella.
Meet Skyy, AKA; The Tipsy Bartender. If there’s one man who can figure out how to turn anything into a cocktail, it’s this man right here. With a wealth of knowledge in all things alcohol, he’s our guide into a delicious and easy-to-make summer pool-side instant classic.
The Watermelon Long Island Iced Tea.
With a few helpers at hand, Skyy preps us in this easy-to-follow tutorial.
Of course, you can do this by yourself, but if you’ve got friends, invite them along to help!
What you’ll need for this recipe:
- 1x 200ml bottle of rum
- 1x 200ml bottle of gin
- 1x 200ml bottle of vodka
- 1x 200ml bottle of triple sec
- 1x 200ml bottle of tequila
- 1x large watermelon
- Fruit knife
Don’t be afraid to think small.
A watermelon has the wonderful ability to soak up all that is poured into it. The problem is, that only works up to the maximum capacity of the watermelon, so if you’re pouring gallons of liquor into it…well, you’re going to see some overflow. If you’ve only got access to big bottles, you could do what Skyy is doing and pour your liquor into smaller bottles. One viewer even recommended blending the liquor ahead of time so as to integrate the flavors better, so now would be a good time to do so!
Make your marks!
Next, Skyy takes a cap from one of the liquor bottles and uses it to trace the outline of a circle. Tracing the outline rather than free-handing will ensure that the holes you stick the bottles through will be air-tight.
Cut it out!
Next, got through and use a narrow knife to slice out the rind in the shape of the circles that you drew. This can be a little tricky so take extra care not to cut yourself.
Time to tip!
No, not the bartender, although you should do that, but tip the bottles. Quickly insert the bottles into the holes. Be careful, it’s easy to spill when you do so as a few of Skyy’s assistants demonstrate.
Once all the bottles are in, the hard part is done!
Or maybe I should say, “the tricky part is done.” The hard part is waiting a few days for it to be ready to eat. Put the watermelon into the fridge for three days, then invite your friends around!
After waiting the three days, the watermelon is nice and ready.
With a new assistant now, Skyy is ready to show off his creation. Remove the bottles from the top of the watermelon and use a long knife to slice the melon up. Or, you could do it the viking way and use an axe, but that is significantly messier.
How you eat it is up to you.
While Skyy prefers to stay classy with a knife and fork, his assistant takes a more “hands on” approach. Personally, I think eating slices while sitting pool-side sounds pretty darn good.
Just remember, this watermelon is STRONG. Be sure to have plenty of friends to share it with, and enjoy responsibly.
Watch the full video below to enjoy Skyy’s inventive new delight.
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