Makes 4 juleps

How to Make It

Step 1

Process the watermelon in a food processor. Puree until smooth. Pour into a medium size mixing bowl. Stir in the water, sugar, lime juice, zest and mint. Mix very well with a whisk.

Step 2

Pour into a 9"x13" metal baking pan. Cover with plastic wrap.

Step 3

Place in the freezer for 4 hours until fully frozen or overnight.

Step 4

Let the pan sit on the counter about 30 minutes before making the cocktails so the watermelon will slightly thaw and shave easily.

Step 5

Glide an ice cream scoop over the frozen watermelon and fill each julep glass, capping each of the tops like a snow cone.

Step 6

Pour 2 ounces of bourbon over the watermelon ice in each cup. Sprinkle a pinch of Maldon salt over top and garnish with a wedge of fresh watermelon a sprig of mint.

Chef's Notes

This recipe was not tested by the Southern Living Test Kitchen.