This recipe originally ran on evite.com. Find it here.
When spring and summer heat up, the only thing better than a glass of our frosty Minty Melon Breeze drink is one that’s tapped from this adorable DIY watermelon keg! Perfect for a spring- or summertime celebration or other outdoor fête, this longtime Evite fave is stylish enough to work at a summery bridal shower thanks to some simple re-styling. Check out our updated take below on the original watermelon keg and cocktail, and add a splash of fun to your next get-together.
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Once your watermelon keg is complete, set it on the stand of a drink dispenser – if it’s wobbly, cut a thin slice from the bottom of the melon to even it out. Fill the keg with our delicious Minty Melon Breeze and serve with minted ice cubes.
Tools & Ingredients
10 lb. seedless watermelon
3/4-inch hose bibb threaded faucet and 0-ring (that fits on the back of the faucet). Or try this
- Cut a hole at the top of your watermelon, jack o’ lantern style. Using a large spoon, scoop out the flesh of the watermelon and put some directly into your blender. Put the rest in a large bowl, and set aside.
- Drill a hole about 4 inches from the bottom of your watermelon, using a knife to slightly widen the hole so it’s just slightly smaller than your faucet.
- Place your O-ring on the back of your faucet and gently screw the faucet into the hole. Next, test your keg by filling it with water and using the faucet. NOTE: Our keg worked great with just the O-ring and faucet, but if you’re having trouble with the flow, we recommend adding an additional PVC faucet adapter that will screw into the back of the spout.