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Old 04-17-2008, 11:52 AM   #1
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Have you ever heard of doing this to watermelon?

I was chatting with a friend from Taiwan this afternoon and he says that in Tainwan his family used to buy a large watermellon, cut a hole in the top, and afix a bottle of vodka to it untill it all drained into the mellon. The next day they'd eat it and, acording to him, the watermellon absorbed all the liquor.

If that's possible I was thinking that might be nice with a good wine or a wine and rum mixture.

Has anyone ever tried this? Even if you haven't what kind of liquids do you think would work well?


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Old 04-17-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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No, I haven't, but it sounds interesting. I would just caution against mixing liquors - wine and liquor, wine and beer, beer and liquor. In my experience (mostly way back in college!), this leads to a hangover much more often than drinking from one of those categories. and I'm talking about drink-size portions of each, not something like sangria, where a couple tablespoons of brandy are added to a bottle of wine. HTH.

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Old 04-17-2008, 11:56 AM   #3
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Why waist good product, vodka is great straight.
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We used to do this all the time. I have used vodka, rum, and grain alcohol. Experiment and try different liquors to see what you like best.
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:57 AM   #5
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Maybe I could jam one of those airplane bottles in an orange?
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:57 AM   #6
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We use to do this all the time in the summer. We would use regular vodka, but the flavor vodka's might work well. I have no idea about the wine.
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I though that was the oldest trick in the book...

Used to do it every Friday, for Saturday night parties. Everclear is a thing of beauty, or your worst nightmare.
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:11 PM   #8
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Pretty common as you can see, Milk, even here in America.
I first saw it done on an old Gomer Pyle episode, then fifteen years later it was a staple on campouts.
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:23 PM   #9
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Maybe I could jam one of those airplane bottles in an orange?

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Old 04-17-2008, 12:33 PM   #10
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great for a summer party just make sure people know that the melon is spiked LOL

The point of using vodka or everclear is that the flavor sort of dissapears into the fruit. stronger flavord liquor like rum or whiskey would overwhelm the watermelon I think.....

This trick works especially good if you make melon balls with it... great little refreshing poppable shots YUM

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