Learn how to make your own Watermelon Cocktail Keg for your next summer gathering! Just fill it with your favorite party beverage, cocktail or fruit punch.
DIY Watermelon Cocktail Keg for your Summer Party
Make your own Watermelon Cocktail Keg for your next summer gathering! It’s easy to turn a large ripe Watermelon into the talk of your next party. Impress your family and friends with this creative centerpiece. Just fill it with your favorite party beverage, cocktail or fruit punch. You’ve probably seen several versions of the Watermelon Party Keg on facebook and pinterest lately, especially as the weather gets warmer. It is very easy to make. Most of the supplies you’ll already have at home.
All you need is a large watermelon, sharp utility knife, a large spoon and a large bowl to hold all the juicy watermelon you scoop from inside. When it comes to looking for the perfect watermelon to make your Watermelon Cocktail Keg, look for a firm, symmetrical watermelon that is free from bruises, cuts or dents. Remember that a good watermelon is heavy for its size. And the underside of the watermelon should have a creamy yellow spot from where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun.
It looks easy enough to do but make sure that you’re only scooping out the juice and watermelon though. Be careful to leave the rind intact. Save the watermelon and juice. This can easily be incorporated into your fruit punch after you’ve completed your keg. Or pureed and frozen into ice cubes to be added to your beverage right before serving.
Don’t forget to make your Watermelon Cocktail Keg, you will also need a sharpie marker, a power drill with a 3/4-inch drill bit, and a beer shank kit, which you can also find at any hardware store. If you can’t find one in your local hardware store, you can get one online here.