Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Drunken Watermelon

Recipe by Steven Raichlen

Photo credit: D Sharon Pruitt

A super easy dessert that requires no cooking and only minimal knife skills. Remember to remind your guests that it does contain alcohol.


  • 1 large ripe watermelon, about 4 pounds
  • 1 bottle of rum

Step 1: Cut 3 holes, each about 1-inch in diameter and 2 inches deep, in the top of the watermelon and pour in as much rum as you can. Set it aside to macerate for 1 hour.

Step 2: Cut into slices and serve.