Rum-Soaked Spring Watermelon

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Recipe by Sass Smith

We bought a watermelon a little too early in the year and the flavor wasn't up to snuff. This is a handy dish to bring to parties or an afternoon of decadent lounging by yourself.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 large watermelon
  • 2 cups fruit juice (Sunny D, Tampico, crystal light, white grape, etc.)
  • 1 cup rum (spiced or fruit flavored are nice)


  1. Place watermelon on its side and make vertical slices of your desired thickness.
  2. Cut these slices into quarters and stack to fit in a large non-reactive bowl.
  3. In separate bowl, mix the rum and citrus beverage (we used Mango Tampico and Bacardi Superior for irony's sake).
  4. Pour this mixture over the watermelon slices, making sure that all the slices are immersed/covered.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge overnight.
  6. Serve the slices on a plate (keep in mind that they will leak the mixture as they warm, so cover them if you'll be traveling with the plate to avoid spillage).

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