Watermelon is in season 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.

Watermelon Cooler

Serves: 1

The perfect cocktail for entertaining on warm summer days. The light and refreshing taste of watermelon is perfectly balanced with a kick of tart lime-juice. Cheers!


  • • 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!

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