It’s National Watermelon Day and there’s no other way to celebrate than with a watermelon cocktail from a watermelon keg. Try this fun and easy DIY project for your next poolside or rooftop adventure. Not only are watermelon kegs clever, they look great and are a total hit with any crowd.
Step 1: Lay your melon on its side. Even off the bottom by cutting a flat surface for the melon to stand upright on its own. Be careful not to cut too deep into the rind.
Step 2: Cut out a circular top like you would a pumpkin and scoop out the melon with a large spoon or your hands. Be careful not to hit the bottom.
Step 3: Cut a small hole 2/3 of the way down and insert your drink spout. Be sure to secure it from the inside.
Step 4: Fill your new keg with your favorite punch or a large batch cocktail.
• 8 cups of watermelon
(saved from the keg)
• 2 cups of vodka
• 2 tablespoons of simple syrup
• ¼ cup lime juice
• mint to garnish
Strain watermelon into the keg over ice and discard left-over pulp. Add all other ingredients and stir until well blended. Pour into glass and enjoy!