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Watermelon conjures up memories of lazy summer days, picnics in the park, and backyard bashes, but now that watermelon is available all year long, we can always enjoy its summer-fresh taste!

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Watermelon Keg

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This simple and clever idea will get your group talking! And our Watermelon Keg doesn't only look amazing -- it's a great way to serve a cool drink!

What You'll Need

  • 1 medium to large oval or oblong watermelon, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 green dry erase marker or 3/4- 1-inch painter's trim tape
  • 1 channel knife (can use top of a vegetable peeler)
  • 1 apple corer
  • 1 spigot (from a beer-making supply company)
  • Twine and straight pins

What to Do

  1. On a cutting board, place watermelon on its side and cut off 1/4- 1/2-inch from both ends, being careful not to cut too deep into white part of rind. One end will provide a sturdy base.
  2. Use dry erase marker or tape to make a thick band on upper third and lower third of watermelon, to represent the metal bands around a barrel or keg, and use the channel knife to trim away a thin line to represent those metal bands.
  3. Hollow out watermelon with a spoon or scoop, reserving watermelon pieces for another use. Be sure to leave about 2 inches of watermelon flesh towards bottom of watermelon so spigot can be placed.
  4. Use an apple corer to cut a circle for the spigot to fit through the watermelon rind; place it 2 to 3 inches above bottom of watermelon. Screw spigot into place.
  5. For added detail, carefully pin twine in lines representing metal bands around barrel. Be careful that pins don't poke through barrel.
  6. Place barrel on a plate and fill as desired.

Notes

  • Fill with your favorite chilled punch or juice, spiked or not -- it's up to you!
     
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