DIY Watermelon Keg

DIY Watermelon Keg

On the long hot days of summer I could happily spend all my time outdoors in the sun. So for my latest summer celebration I decided to wow everyone with this super fun watermelon keg that served refreshing watermelon mojitos. Making your own watermelon keg is super easy, and with this fresh mint, lime and watermelon cocktail that can go in your homemade keg you will be ready for a chill patio party.


  • Watermelon
  • 2 Large bowls
  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Metal Strainer
  • DIY keg kit



Place the watermelon on a cutting board and using a large sharp chef knife cut off the top of the watermelon.


Use a spoon scoop out the inside of the watermelon so that all you are left is with the green rind. Put aside all the scooped out watermelon in a large bowl as you will use it later to make watermelon juice.


From the watermelon keg kit take the corer tool and press it on a flat area near the bottom of the watermelon where you want the faucet to go.

diy watermelon keg

Once you have a hole place the keg faucet on the front side and screw on the tightening ring that goes on the inside of the watermelon at the end of the keg faucet to help hold it in place.


Your watermelon keg is now ready to be filled with your choice of beverage. To use the keg simply pull on the handle to release the liquid inside the watermelon.



  • Watermelon
  • Metal sieve
  • Spoon
  • Mint
  • Limes
  • Watermelon vodka or regular vodka (for a virgin cocktail replace with club soda)


Grab the watermelon you scooped out to make your keg.

Place some of the scooped out watermelon into a sieve over a large empty bowl. Using a spoon press down on the watermelon in the sieve and this will press the juice out the watermelon. When you can’t get any more juice out of the watermelon throw out the watermelon in the sieve. Continue juicing the watermelon until all the watermelon has been juiced. Pour in all the watermelon juice into the watermelon, and add a splash of vodka or club soda to taste.


Grab a bunch of mint leaves and two limes to use as the garnish.

Chop the limes into large wedge and remove the mint leaves from the stems, and place them into two small bowls.
watermelon-umbrellaPlace a few mint leaves and a lime wedge into a glass, and fill the glass up with the watermelon mojito mixture from the keg.  Top the glass off with a DIY watermelon drink umbrella which can be used to crush the mint leaves and limes into the drink to help release their juices. Enjoy!


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