How to Make It
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.
Pour into a 9"x13" metal baking pan. Cover with plastic wrap.
Place in the freezer for 4 hours until fully frozen or overnight.
Let the pan sit on the counter about 30 minutes before making the cocktails so the watermelon will slightly thaw and shave easily.
Glide an ice cream scoop over the frozen watermelon and fill each julep glass, capping each of the tops like a snow cone.
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.
This recipe was not tested by the Southern Living Test Kitchen.