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How to make a punch bowl out of a pineapple
Pineapple Punch Bowl
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You’ve probably seen people forging punch bowls out of watermelons, but there’s another summery fruit you should try filling with booze. Punch drinker, meet pineapple.

Pineapples make excellent (personal) punch bowls.

Turning this spiky fruit into a bowl or cup should be your new favorite party trick. A pineapple isn’t generally as big as a watermelon, so while it may not be ideal for serving your whole party, it’s excellent for sharing with one other person (or helping yourself to a hefty portion—let’s be real). Here’s what to do:

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① Slice the top off the pineapple.

② Remove the core and cut or scoop out the fruit. Be careful not to puncture the skin.

③ Fill the cavity with the booze of your choice.

④ Stick a ladle in there or just go straight for a straw.

Pro tip: Freeze the pineapple shell for 30 minutes to keep your beverage extra cool.

Using a pineapple corer is the easiest approach, but if you don’t have one, be careful wielding the knife. The flesh close to the skin is fibrous, so you probably won’t cut through it. But just be mindful; otherwise, you’ll have to find a way to drink out of two ends. Though that might be the most impressive party trick of all.

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