It’s summer – and that means that picnics, backyard barbecues and outdoor get-togethers are happening NOW! For your next summer party, use a watermelon keg – it’s clever, useful and a fun way to delight your guests (for only $24.99, plus the cost of a watermelon).
To start, if your watermelon will stand up straight on its own, then can slice off the top and start scooping out the flesh. If not, you’ll need to trim approximately 1 inch off the bottom so that the watermelon will stand up securely.
Use an ice cream scoop to hollow out the inside, reserving the watermelon flesh in a large bowl (or two).
Stop scooping when you get about 2-3 inches close to the bottom of the watermelon. (If you scoop too far down, you run the risk of piercing the outer skin and causing a leak.) Next, assemble the keg dispenser and use the included coring tool to create a hole for the tap.
If you want to utilize the watermelon flesh, use an immersion blender to liquify it.
Then strain the mixture, using a spatula to push the flesh through the strainer. When you’re done, you’ll have a pitcher of watermelon juice, to which you can add whatever you want – club soda, lemon lime soda, vodka, gin, etc. Want more ideas? Check out our Pinterest board with Watermelon Drink Ideas.