Now that it’s officially summer, there’s only one fruit that you’ll need to have at all of those barbecues. That’s right—watermelon.
Is there anything more delicious than a cold bowl of fresh watermelon on a hot summer day?
Not only are watermelons completely delicious, they’re also one of the hardest fruits to serve.
Come on, you know the thought of cutting that thing open is daunting! They’re so round, so slippery and so unwieldy.
But don’t fret because these genius ways of cutting and serving watermelon will help you step your summertime game up. Thought those grilling skills were impressive? Just wait until your guests see this.
From watermelon jello to watermelon margaritas, you’ll be the queen (or king) of your next barbecue. You can thank us later.
1. Watermelon Sticks
This makes enjoying a watermelon slice so much easier. You can have this in one hand and your hot dog in the other, and it just doesn’t get better than that!
2. The Perfect Slice
If you want to know how to make the most perfect slices, well, your wish is my command. Because there’s no way it’s truly summer without a watermelon slice in your hand and juice dripping down your elbow, now is it? Follow this tutorial.
The trick to getting the perfect slice? A towel to soak up all the juices and cutting off the rounded edges to create a flat cutting surface. Why didn’t we think of that sooner?
3. Watermelon Glasses
Want a more adult way to enjoy your fruit? Make it into a glass for a margarita, then, why don’t you? Follow this recipe from Shari’s Berries.
These adult beverages use adorable mini watermelons—your friends are going to be so impressed!
4. Skin A Watermelon
Just in case you’re hoping to do something super cool with your watermelon skin (like, you know, carry your beverage around in it), well, here’s how you can.
5. Watermelon Drink Dispenser
How cute is your summertime set-up going to be when you turn your watermelon into a drink dispenser? Follow this tutorial.
Pro tip: Pick a seedless watermelon for a shorter prep time.
6. Watermelon Jello
Watermelon jello is such a fun treat for the kids or the adults (if you add some alcohol). Plus, it’s easier to pull off than you might imagine. Follow this tutorial from the blog A Beautiful Mess.
Also, can we all agree that watermelon jello makes for some totally gorgeous eye candy.
Bring on the summertime shindigs!
[h/t: Refinery 29]