You’ve Been Cutting Watermelon the Wrong Way All This Time

08/01/2014 at 10:12 AM ET

How to Cut Watermelon
Courtesy Dave Hax

Do you slice your watermelon in wedges? If so, you’ve been doing it all wrong.

Sunday is National Watermelon Day, so if you plan to enjoy some of summer’s best melon, you’re going to need this trick.

Instead of slicing the melon into wide wedges that inevitably get juice all over your face and chin, cut the fruit (or any other melon) in half, then slice it in a grid. That will give you evenly sized slices that each have a bit of rind at the bottom to act as a convenient handle. The only tricky part is not eating a slice or two before guests arrive.

Watch the video to see how it’s done.

Now that you’re a pro at cutting watermelon, what other pro tips do you need to know? Of course, we recommend pouring some vodka or tequila in your watermelon for a 21-and-over treat. And if you need to cool down, pop those tequila-soaked slices in the freezer for a couple of hours and you’ll have the booziest, most refreshing dessert you can imagine.

—Kristin Appenbrink

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Selena on

Make sure you wash the watermelon, or any other melon before you cut it!

speechmaven on

you know, it makes sense. lol

Selena on

I know it sounds rather extreme, but when you slice it, you’re spreading whatever is on the outside, throughout the inside. Best to just wash a melon with a little bit of soap, or organic vegetable wash, then rinse it well. We have both my mother and a toddler in our home, you have to be careful with the elderly and the babies especially!

ohmy on

Y didnt think of that ?

Dora on

I saw this and thought, “gosh that is more work!” But I put it to the test today and it was neat! Much nicer and more watermelon to offer! Thanks!

Stephanie Sefcik on

That does look so much easier!

emeamana on

Reblogged this on Mothers And Maidens Aloud.

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