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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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- For added detail, carefully pin twine in lines representing metal bands around barrel. Be careful that pins don't poke through barrel.
- Place barrel on a plate and fill as desired.
Fill with your favorite chilled punch or juice, spiked or not -- it's up to you!
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