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Tipsy Red-and-Yellow Watermelon Salad

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty
Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 1 hr, 20 mins
Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings
Tipsy Red-and-Yellow Watermelon Salad gets its name from the marinade that contains vodka and black raspberry liqueur. This pretty and easy to prepare spiked-fruit salad is perfect for summer gatherings


  • 1/2 (6-lb.) red watermelon
  • 1/2 (6-lb.) yellow watermelon
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 10 to 12 lemons)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/3 cup black raspberry liqueur
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • Garnish: fresh mint sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Scoop watermelons into balls using various size melon ballers, and place watermelon in a large bowl.

  2. Whisk together lemon juice and next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl until sugar dissolves. Pour lemon juice mixture over watermelon balls; gently stir to coat. Cover and chill 1 to 2 hours.

  3. Gently toss watermelon balls. Sprinkle with chopped fresh mint. Serve immediately with a slotted spoon.