Have you seen those videos floating around the internet where the guy cuts a hole(s) into a whole watermelon and then pours a bunch (I’m talking like bottles) of booze into it, then lets it sit so all that alcohol just absorbs into the fruit, and then he cuts it up and serves it as this amazing adult indulgence?
I’m amazed by the whole thing. It reminds me of something I would do in my college days with all my sorority sisters – which is exactly why I haven’t tried it. There is absolutely no appropriate adult occasion in my future that warrants a drunken melon.
Then I got to thinking… if I fancied it up a little bit it could be a whole lot more appropriate!! And then I decided that may be genius!
I turned to my June Farm to Families box from 1st Quality Produce for inspiration because its jam packed with all kinds of great stuff…
Look at all that summer produce!! There’s celery, red onion, yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes, a mini watermelon, basil, mini sweet peppers, strawberries, peaches, nectarines and iceberg lettuce in that bad boy. I used up all my nectarines, peaches and strawberries for this recipe… but that mini watermelon was calling my name for this food experiment!!
I immediately thought of this amazing watermelon mojito I had last summer and figured that I would try and replicate that, only to make it more suitable for adults (and not 20 year old’s kegger) I would turn the whole thing into a Watermelon Mojito “Fruit Salad”.
Now, I can technically call this a “fruit salad” because I am eating it out of a bowl and not drinking it from a glass, regardless it is out of this world fantastic – and perfect for summer!!
What you’ll need:
A watermelon, cubed
The zest of one lime
The juice of 2 limes
1 teaspoon of sugar
2 Tablespoons Rum
2 Tablespoons fresh chopped mint
Cut the watermelon into cubes and set aside.
Chop the mint, add it to the watermelon and gently toss together.
Mix the rum, sugar, lime zest and juice together until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Pour over the watermelon and toss again.
Then let it sit for at least an hour – the longer it sits the more dressing the melon will absorb and the better it gets!!
You could totally make this non-alcoholic too, if you wanted, but unless you are under 21 or pregnant or don’t drink then you really should because it’s the single ingredient that makes the whole “salad”!