How To Make A Watermelon Keg That Actually Works

There are some skills in this world that are simply more useful to have than others — knowing how to make a watermelon keg that actually works is one of those skills that tops the list, obviously. Picture it now, if you can: you're hosting a Memorial Day barbecue, people are going crazy over the burgers and skewers that are cooking to perfection on the grill, when one of your friends inevitably asks for a beer — I mean come on, this is supposed to be a party, right? They think you're going to pick out a cold one from that quiet, unassuming cooler in the corner that's never impressed a single person in its life, but instead, you wheel out what can only be described as the most glorious beer receptacle of all time — a watermelon that dispenses actual, will-get-you-drunk alcohol. Suddenly, the party goes quiet. A hush settles over the crowd, and all eyes are on you as you calmly approach this enormous, beer-filled fruit with a glass, and pour out a stream of watermelon-infused amber liquid straight from the spigot. Did you just win Memorial Day? Nope — you just won at life.

The best news is that making one of these babies is surprisingly easy. In just six steps, we were able to transform our favorite summertime fruit into the keg of our dreams. Since we already had watermelon on the brain, we filled our keg with Hell Or High Watermelon beer, but you can stock up on any beverage of your choosing — alcoholic or otherwise. Are you ready to become the life of the party? Here's everything you'll need.

Things You'll Need:

  • Watermelon (one average sized watermelon will hold about four beers)
  • Beer
  • Spigot
  • Corkscrew
  • Paring Knife
  • Large bowl
  • Measuring cup or ice cream scoop


Seems pretty straightforward so far, don't you think?

Using either an ice cream scoop or a measuring cup, scoop out the insides of your watermelon, and set the fruit aside in a bowl so that you can eat it later.

Place the watermelon in a bowl to keep it steady. Then, use a corkscrew to poke a hole about one-third of the way up from the bottom of the watermelon. This is where you're going to attach your spigot.

Make sure this hole is just slightly smaller than the size of your spigot. You don't want any leaks!

Push your spigot into the hole you made...

...go ahead and fill her up...

...and enjoy the most refreshing drink of your life. They say success tastes better when you have to work for it, and in this case, I'd have to agree. Cheers!

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Image: Instagram; Video: Bianca Consunji and Kenny Suleimanagich/Bustle