Tipsy Red-and-Yellow Watermelon Salad

Tipsy Red-and-Yellow Watermelon SaladRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty
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


Makes 6 to 8 servings
Total time: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes


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


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.