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Summer Watermelon Punch and Bowl

19 Nov 2017

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Cool off this summer with our delicious summertime watermelon punch. Served in a hollow watermelon rind, it’s sure to impress your guests’ tastebuds and eyes.

Whether you opt for the child-friendly recipe or treat yourself to the adults-only version, this easy watermelon punch is a great fun and yum idea for your summer parties.


Approximately 12 cups

Preparation Time:

20 minutes

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 x seedless oblong watermelon
  • 3 cups soda water
  • Vodka to taste (optional)
  • Blender
  • Sieve
  • Jug.

What To Do:

  1. Cut the top third off your watermelon.
  2. Slice just enough off the bottom of your watermelon to create a flat surface so it can stand up on a table.
  3. Scoop flesh out of watermelon.
  4. Cover watermelon rind in plastic wrap and transfer to fridge to cool.
  5. Blend watermelon into a puree.
  6. Strain puree through a sieve and discard any lumps.
  7. Transfer juice to a large jug.
  8. For child-friendly recipe, add only soda water. For adult-only recipe, add vodka to taste (you may like to add 1 shot per person).
  9. Transfer jug to fridge to cool.
  10. Transfer juice to rind, add ice cubes, and serve cold.

You might like to add some colourful cocktail umbrellas to really create those summer party vibes.

For more fruity summer fun, try our deliciously refreshing fruit ice-blocks!