Boozy Watermelon Pizza by Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven

Boozy Watermelon Pizza

Ripe, luscious, sweet, boozy, and for the adults.  This treat for grown-ups is refreshing and excellent for a party, patio dining, or summer escape.  Cinnamon liqueur and orange-flavored cognac infuse the fruit; the longer the watermelon and strawberries soak, the more flavorful they become.  *This recipe is also delectable without the alcohol.  


1/2 cup organic honey
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup cinnamon liqueur (Goldschl├Ąger)
1/4 cup orange-flavored cognac (Grand Marnier)
1 teaspoon real maple syrup (Do not use imitation syrup.)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup sliced, organic strawberries
1/4 cup halved, organic blackberries
1 Tablespoon cut fresh, organic mint


Gently wash and dry the watermelon, strawberries, blackberries, and mint.

Use a long, sharp serrated knife to cut the watermelon.  
Slice a 1” thick round from the center of the watermelon.
Slice the round of watermelon (“crust”) into 8 equal wedges.
Place the watermelon wedges on a baking sheet.

In a saucepan on medium-high heat, bring the honey, water, and cinnamon liqueur (Goldschl├Ąger) to a boil.
Stir and cook the honey, water, and cinnamon liqueur for approximately 1 minute.
Remove from the stove and allow the syrup to cool.

Then pour the syrup evenly over the watermelon wedges on the baking sheet.
Refrigerate the watermelon wedges for one hour.

De-stem the strawberries.
Slice the strawberries horizontally.

Pour the orange-flavored cognac (Grand Marnier) into a bowl.
Place the sliced strawberries in the bowl of cognac (Grand Marnier).
Refrigerate the sliced strawberries for one hour.

Remove the watermelon wedges from the refrigerator and arrange in a circle on a round serving platter or pizza stone.

Mix the Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a small bowl.

Slice the blackberries in half horizontally.

Use kitchen scissors to snip the mint leaves.

Use a small offset spatula to dollop and spread the yogurt mixture on top of the watermelon wedges.

Top the watermelon wedges with the sliced, cognac infused strawberries, blackberries, and mint.


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