DIY Watermelon Keg

The equation for party-perfect, summer-tastic cocktail awesomeness:

Watermelon + Drill + Tap

DIY this drink dispenser to amp up the good times (and impress your pals) at your next shindig — it’s surprisingly simple, we swear!

Step 1


Cut the top off of your watermelon, jack-o-lantern-style.

Step 2


Scoop out all the sweet watermelon inside.


Keep scoopin’ till you’ve emptied as much of the melon as possible. If you’re making the delish drink recipe at the bottom of this post, place the watermelon you’ve scooped in a bowl for later use.

Step 3


Start drilling where you’ll place your tap (which should be near the bottom).

Step 4 (if necessary)


If your drill bit isn’t as big as your tap’s spout, then continue drilling holes to expand the circumference.

Step 5


Once you’ve created an opening large enough, insert the tap.

Step 6



Now make a delightful drink, pour it into the melon dispenser, and enjoy the fruits of your labor!
Watermelon Mint Punch Recipe

14 cups watermelon, cut into chunks, seeds removed
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
1 cup lime juice
1/2 cup simple syrup
4-5 cups vodka (or gin, if you prefer)
1 bottle prosecco

Add watermelon and mint to blender and puree. Once combined, strain to remove any large chunks. Then, combine the watermelon and mint puree with remaining ingredients. Mix, pour into your watermelon drink dispenser, and enjoy!

Adapted from

About Natalie

As the owner of three small, fluffy dogs, Natalie has accepted the fact that dog hair being everywhere and on everything is just part of her lifestyle now. She cannot stop decorating (and redecorating) her home, and lives by Robert Venturi's words, "Less is a bore." Fresh flowers, floral print dresses, and a good gin and tonic are just a few of her favorite things.

4 Responses to DIY Watermelon Keg

  1. Jennifer Elizabeth 06/26/2015 at 9:11 am #

    One could also imagine that bourbon would make a nice liquor for this recipe, as it goes nicely with mint, lime, and summer. What a cute idea!

  2. Nancy Cornett 06/27/2015 at 4:43 pm #

    This sounds, and looks, wonderful. I have an event that would need something with a little less kick, so I might leave out the liquor and just go with the prosecco or champagne. I didn’t know you could just buy a tap. Where would you get one?

  3. Sue E 07/03/2015 at 10:44 pm #

    How clever! A refreshing drink in its own container! I love watermelon & I don’t know anyone that doesn’t! Would it be easier to make it with a seedless watermelon?? I used to make watermelon shots – they were delicious (For adults only). Pinned this also – THANKS!!! HAPPY FOURTH of JULY!!!

  4. David Fultner 07/04/2015 at 8:09 am #

    This would just perfect for the 4Th day BBQ.

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