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1 medium seedless watermelon
20 ounces amber rum
6 ounces Jamaican rum, preferably Smith & Cross
6 ounces coconut rum
12 ounces fresh lime juice
12 ounces Dons Spices #2 (See note)
6 ounces Velvet Falernum (clove-spiced liqueur)
10 drops of tiki bitters
Star fruit slices and mint leaves, smacked, for garnish
Cocktail umbrellas and bendy straws, for serving (optional)


Using a large knife, slice off the top quarter of the watermelon lengthwise. Using an ice cream scoop, remove the watermelon and reserve, leaving a thin layer of the pink flesh in the watermelon bowl. Juice (or puree in a blender and strain) the reserved watermelon. Add 20 ounces of the watermelon juice to the watermelon bowl (reserve the rest for another use). Add the rums, lime juice, Dons Spices, Velvet Falernum and bitters. Stir well and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Fill the watermelon bowl with ice, then garnish with the star fruit and smacked mint. To serve, insert cocktail umbrellas into the watermelon rind. Insert straws through the watermelon rim and into the punch and drink directly from the bowl.

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