Grilled Watermelon with whisky

Suddenly it was all over socials: Vegan tuna.
Clips on TikTok, reels on Instagram. I seemed like every vegan or vegetarian culinary influencer showed the recipe. So I had to watch it right?
Watching it, it turned out to be grilled watermelon soaked in soy sauce with some sesame and chives. Not that exciting.
This is
not a recipe for vegan tuna. This is a simple recipe for grilled watermelon brushed with a nice whisky. You can use this as a nice dessert after a BBQ.


  • Watermelon

  • 4 tablespoons of honey
    (If you like to use maple syrup thats ok, but use a bourbon or grain whisky instead of a fruity one.)

  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

  • A dram of a soft fruity whisky of your choice

Serve with:

I served this recipe with the whisky I used for the cooking:
The Glenlivet 18yo Batch Reserve


  • Mix the honey and lemon juice in a small bowl and set is aside.

  • Cut the watermelon the way you like but make sure the slices are at least 2 cm thick. I had a mini watermelon, so was able to have discs rather than triangles, but both work.

  • Warm up the grill. I use a kamado style grill and preheated it to 180℃ (356 in Fahrenheit).

  • Brush the honey-lemon mix on one side and place the slices with that side on the grill. While on the grill, brush the other side before turning.

  • When you have nice grill stripes, keep grilling until the slices get "floppy", but not too soft!

  • Brush, spray of drip some of the whisky on each slice when the slices start turning to floppy. And do so again on the other side.

  • Take off the grill and enjoy with a dram! WARNING: HOT!