How To Make a Watermelon Keg

By Subodh / August 8, 2014

Having a party at home is thrilling. But what you require is careful planning to make it successful. Your menus, especially the drink you serve are of prime importance. The variety of the beverages should match the special delicacies you are serving or else even if the music and the DJs are entertaining and foot tapping your guests will not be able to enjoy the party to the hilt.

Surprising the Guests

Every time there is a party invitation, you expect something new, the theme, the dressing style, the menu or the entertainment. This makes giving a party even to a smaller group quite challenging. And if you have very little time to spare for planning and do not want to opt for the hackneyed party arrangements the professional event planners provide, you indeed should look out for something that is novel yet takes comparatively less time.

Watermelon Keg

Watermelon Keg Recipe

The Watermelon Keg in one such method or recipe that truly is innovative, requires very little time and arrangement and saves you the efforts of being a bartender at the party. This means that you are almost free to enjoy the party just as your guests.
So, How Do You Go About It? Here Is A Step-By-Step Guide:

To start with, you will need some material for preparing a Watermelon Keg. The list includes:

  • 1 medium to large sized oval shaped watermelon
  • 4 to 6 cups alcohol or water (as per preference)
  • A sharp knife
  • A large bowl
  • A large spoon
  • Marker or pen
  • Power drill

Step 1

Take middle to large sized watermelon. The size of the watermelon should be decided according to the number of guests you are going to serve the drink. With a medium sized watermelon, you can serve around 8 to 12 glasses of drink. While making a watermelon keg the spot where you are going to insert the faucet is very important and hence you should check the fruit thoroughly and decide which spot is better. Accordingly decide which is going to be the bottom and which is going to be the top of the keg.

Step 2

After this has been decided, cut the watermelon at the bottom slightly so that it sits perfectly well on any flat surface, especially the table where you are going to place it.

It is better to adjust the sitting position of the watermelon at that particular spot where you are going to keep it finally for serving, as this will save you from making the last minute adjustment if the watermelon is unable to stand steadily.

Step 3

Using the sharp knife cut off a circle from the top of the watermelon that will serve as the lid. You should take out only enough from the top of the melon so that it will be easier for you to scoop out the flesh of the watermelon from the inside. This method is similar to what you do with pumpkin during the Halloween.

Step 4

Take a large spoon and scoop out the flesh from the inside of the watermelon starting from the top end and the sides. Transfer this into a bowl or directly into the blender. Make sure that you leave around three inches of flesh towards the bottom so that the faucet you are going to insert can nestle tightly into it. Pour all the juice in the bowl along with the flesh. Make sure that you do not scoop out the rind or else the watermelon juice will start leaking.

Step 5

Mark the place where you want to put the spigot or the faucet with a marker or pen. Use a soft drill to make a hole in that particular place. Make sure that you drill very slowly without breaking the rind of the watermelon. If you think, that the hole needs to be a bit larger, increase the size of the opening by using a sharp knife and cutting the hole having a circular indentation.

Step 6

Gently press the spigot inside the hole from outside. Once the faucet is placed tightly, you can use O-ring and an adapter from inside to further make the process of transferring the juice from the melon easier.

Step 7

Blend the juice and the flesh of the watermelon with four to six cups alcohol or water, pour it inside the keg, cover the melon with its lid and serve chilled with ice.