How to make a watermelon shark punch bowl #Food#food#shark#tutorial Updated Oct 29 2015 (Posted Aug 1 2011) Guest post by BerettaFleur The key is to choose a large, oblong watermelon over a smaller round one, for a more shark-like effect. Cut the base on an angle so that it stands up at an angle. And use the sliced out mouth section to fashion the fin. Make sure you leave the bottom of the shark intact so it holds liquid. My friend, Jeffington Bear is great at pumpkins and he carved the shark himself, so if you have a friend who is great at carving pumpkins, you might assign the task to them. We didn't have marbles for the eyes, but grapes could be substituted. We just left ours blank. We also had red Swedish Fish candies to surround the base of the watermelon. Oh, and make sure to save the scooped out seeded flesh and the juice to make the punch. For the Watermeloncello One-Two Punch: In a large pot, bring the watermelon juice and some water to a rolling boil. Turn off the heat and add several cups of sugar to create watermelon flavor simple syrup. Stir violently until all the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool completely. Combine in a cooled pot and stir: One regular-size bottle of clean-tasting vodka (we used stuff called Parliment which is pretty much grey-market cheap Russian vodka). OR You can also use grain alcohol such as Everclear. Just keep the (highly flamable) Everclear away from heat/flame, add the simple syrup to it only when it is cool. Using an immersible blender or a countertop blender, blend in batches until it is punch-like and all blended. Store in bottles in your freezer or fridge and replenish your shark as needed. Freezer will make it very thick and keep it chilly longer. Or, if you have time, you can also freeze some watermelon in cubes or chunks to float in the punch to keep it cool. Here's a bonus shot of the shark bowl photo bombing happy couple while cutting their pie with one of the awesome knives I profiled! Guest post written by BerettaFleur BarettaFleur does layout and design for a Pit Bull Advocacy Non-Profit. She's a part-time pinup model, a freelance artist, a kitchen-obsessed experimental cook, and to pay bills, she designs boring corporate junk. http://offbeatbride.ning.com/profile/BerettaFleur PREVIOUS Invitations galore, snow groomer riding, and some geeky mini flags NEXT OMG ADORBZ: Barn Party invitations Show/Hide comments [ 11 ] This. Is. Awesome! So doing this! Reply Show me your teeth! This is awesome. And I'm digging the watermeloncello recipe. We make lemon, orange, and grapefruitcello but have never considered watermelon. Reply Yup, this guy might be making an appearance at my upcoming housewarming party. Reply Might I suggest Sobieski for the vodka. Dirt cheap at $13-15/1.75l and very smooth. Reply I'm far too clumsy to be able to carve that, but my god how amazing! Reply My amazing pumpkin carving friend has promised me one of these for our BBQ, yay!! Reply I'm TOTALLY making a shark for my birthday this weekend. Shark full of rum punch, and liquid nitrogen ice cream (home made dippn'dots) by the pool. I used to hate having an August birthday as a kid (everyone was away), now I think it's AWESOME! Reply I had a watermelon shark at a vintage tea-party birthday bash! I love sharks. And I love tea parties. So! I bought one of those massive teacup planters available and craft stores and had my watermelon shark coming out of it! It was a huge hit! Reply I tried this yesterday for a Jurassic Park themed party! It was surprisingly easy to pull off and was a big hit. Thanks for the fun idea! Reply I did this. It was so easy and everyone LOVED it! Warning, do NOT leave out overnight! Yuck. Reply Thank you for this extavagent idea. The watermelo-sharko will make an appearance at my son-in-laws berfdaypartay which is a pool/luau type theme..shark with punch should be well excepted as a vip guest. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.