Today is Tasty Tuesday and MoneyMamma101 is back to show you how to make your very own Watermelon Keg. Impress your friends with this easy and cheap party keg. Or if you want it for your little ones just leave out the alcohol and fill it with tummy yummy punch (recipe below). Here’s the how to:
Step 1: Scrub your watermelon. Make sure the surface is clean and dirt free. Pat it dry with a towel.
Step 2: Draw a circle around the top end of the watermelon where you will cut the lid off. This should be about 6 inches down from the center of the crown.
Step 3: Slice the top of the watermelon with a large knife to remove the lid portion. Use the draw line from step 2 as a reference.
Step 4: Use a large spoon or ice cream scoop to remove the inside “flesh” of the watermelon and set aside for later. Be sure not to dig into the rind. Only remove the red flesh part.
Step 5: Create a hole towards the bottom of the watermelon for the Faucet. It’s best to make your hole a tad smaller than the diameter of the faucet you buy. I use an apple corer. Try not to make the hole bigger than the faucet or your keg will leak.
Step 6: Insert your Keg Faucet into the hole you just created. (If you don’t have a faucet you can get a cheap one here.)
Step 7: Fill the watermelon keg with your favorite recipe.
Tummy Yummy Punch (Kid Friendly)
- 8 cups watermelon
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, halved
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 cups water
Combine the watermelon, strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, and water in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into watermelon keg and add any extra chunks of watermelon you didn’t use in the punch. You can add ice if you’d like to chill it.
Adult Watermelon Keg Punch
- 1 L bottle Mount Gay Rum (do yourself a favor and don’t use Bacardi – use something nicer)
- 1 package fresh mint leaves, stems removed
- 6 limes
- lime juice to taste
- lemon juice to taste
add lemon and lime juice to taste
add mint leaves
pour in the bottle of rum
taste it, and if you want, add more lemon or lime
chill until serving
to make sure its stays nice and cold add some ice cubes
fill the chilled keg
serve and listen to your guests saying “ahhhhhhhhhh!!”