Liquored Up Watermelon Fruit Bowl

Make sure you serve this Liquored Up Watermelon Fruit Bowl at an adults-only party… or keep it safe out of reach of the little ones who like their fruit. It’s a fun summer dish to serve, but it’s definitely not for the kids!

Yield: One watermelon full of fruit

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Liquored Up Watermelon Fruit Bowl


  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • melons & berries
  • watermelon, cut in half and hollowed out


  1. Boil sugar and water together until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool for a bit. Add the vodka, rum, lime juice and lime zest and stir to combine. Cool.
  2. Scoop out round balls of cantaloupe, honeydew and seedless watermelon (or cut into chunks). Place inside a hollowed out watermelon or watermelon basket. Add strawberries and blueberries. Pour liquid over fruit and serve. Or let marinate for a bit and then serve.


  • Time saver: Prepare the syrup ahead of time and let it chill until you're ready to mix it with the fruit.