Looking for an excuse to throw an epic party this summer? We think this trick for turning a watermelon into a keg is reason enough to celebrate! We love this easy-to-follow recipe from Tablespoon because it saves you from playing bartender at your summer cookout and it couldn’t be simpler to make.
First, find a watermelon that’s relatively flat on the bottom, so it can stand up on its own (or lob off one end to get to stand upright). Start by chopping off the top, either straight across or in a zigzag pattern if you want to get fancy.
Then use a spoon or an ice cream scoop to scrape out the juicy goodness from inside. (Don’t let the fruit go to waste — mix it with any clear alcohol in a blender to create your party punch, and set aside.) Once the interior of your future keg is cleaned out, drill a hole about 2 to 3 inches above the bottom. This is where you’ll attach your spigot.
Your watermelon keg is now ready for business! Pour in your boozy watermelon cocktail blend, or opt for alcohol-free punch.