Everybody enjoys watermelon when summertime rolls around, here’s a fun and easy way to make your favorite Kentucky straight bourbon and watermelon become fast friends.
- 1 medium-sized watermelon
- 1 pint and a half of good Kentucky straight bourbon
Place watermelon on a rimmed tray, carefully score diagonal gashes several inches apart all around the melon, cutting through the rind into the meat. With a long sharp knife, cut out a conical plug from the top center. Use a corkscrew to remove this cone, it should be about two inches in diameter and about six inches long when removed from the melon. Place the tray with the melon in refrigerator for at least an hour. Moisture will seep out during this process through the side gashes and will rise in the hole left by the cone. Pour off liquid from the tray, and then from out of the hole. Fill the hole slowly with Kentucky straight bourbon. Return the melon on its tray to the refrigerator, chill thoroughly. Keep adding bourbon periodically. Serve sliced.