It is Alfresco Friday again and it is my birthday! I have already celebrated this birthday once, thanks to my gorgeous husband who organized a big surprise party for me last month. But it looks like I am a little spoilt, and we are celebrating again with a weekend getaway to Red Rock with friends and family.
So in the spirit of Alfresco Friday I was planning to make a Watermelon punch to bring along.
All over the internet there is instructions on how to make this particular punch out of a bottle of vodka or bacardi, and a whole watermelon. It goes something like this;
1 whole seedless watermelon
700ml bottle of Bacardi
Cut a small circle in the skin of the watermelon which is just large enough to allow the neck of the bottle to be inserted.
Insert the bottle as far as possible into the watermelon.
Find a cool spot for the watermelon to sit whilst the alcohol empties into the watermelon. Depending on the size of your watermelon this can take up to 1 week.
You can cork the hole if (like me) you were intending on traveling somewhere with your watermelon.
Fill the crate containing the watermelon with ice for a cool refreshing punch.
What they didn’t say is after 1 week with a bottle stuck in you melon, it may have only been able to absorb 50 mls of alcohol. I thought this would be a great party trick, but in the end, I don’t think such a small amount of bacardi in such a big watermelon would really get any party started.
So sorry guys, the thought was there but I guess my alfresco friday is a bit of a dud this week. Maybe I should have called this week MYTHBUSTERS. Because … I think THIS MYTH IS BUSTED!! This seems to be just one of those great internet party tricks which “a friend of a friend” has done. I don’t think anyone would really call this a punch.
Readers will be happy to know that both the watermelon and Bacardi was put to good use, and the party will continue.