I know what you’re thinking: “What if I attached a faucet to a watermelon and filled it with spiked watermelon juice so party guests could serve themselves right from the melon?” Well This ladies husband made it a reality. Let me introduce you to The Watermelon Keg. You can wow your guests with this very unique idea and send them all on their way to enjoying a very good night.
We followed the Directions of The Instructables for this one.
What you will need from the Hardware Store
-Hose Bibb, Quarter Turn (that’s the tap)
-Faucet Lock Nuts (those black circles)
-Brass Pipe Nipple 1/2″ (the piece with threads on both ends)
-Coupling 1/2″ (what looks like a hex nut)
-drill bit (optional)
What you will need from the grocery store
-Watermelon (I used a very small melon for this demo, but you’ll need a big one if you want more than two drinks out of it)
-Saran wrap (or similar cling wrap)
What you will need from your kitchen
-ice cream scoop (a spoon could work in a pinch)
-strainer / sieve
And most importantly, what you will need from the liquor store
-vodka or your poison of choice (this is optional, but there’s not much of a point without it, right?)
Use your knife to cut the top off your melon.Try to keep the hole fairly small, but make sure it’s big enough to stick your hand in. Make sure you cut on an angle (like you would if you were carving a pumpkin) so you can use the top as a lid without it falling in.
You can cut a small notch out of the lid to make it easier to refill your melon after your guests inevitably finish off the original contents.
Scoop out all the contents and set it aside for later.