Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Watermelon Keg!

Rewind back to my UofT days when the roomies and I would punch holes in a watermelon and fill it up with vodka... sure it looked g-h-e-t-t-o but our parties were always a hit!

Had we just spent some time being a little more innovative (or had more engineering friends), I'm sure we would have come up with this super cool idea of turning a watermelon into a cocktail keg!


  • 4 cups watermelon chunks, pureed
  • 4 oz Alizé Red Passion, or any other fruit-flavored liqueur
  • 8 oz gin
  • 2 cups sour mix
  • Sparkling rosé
  • Lime slices, for garnish
  • Watermelon, to turn into a keg


1) Prepare your watermelon by cutting a lid from the top and scooping out the fruit (use 4 cups of the fruit later for your watermelon puree). Cut a small part of the bottom off so it sits flat on a plate.

2) Drill a small hole near the bottom of the melon, then use a knife to widen the hole until it’s just slightly smaller than the keg shank. Attach the shank and faucet and you’re ready to add your cocktail.

3) After pureeing 4 cups of watermelon chunks, strain. Stir in your preferred cocktail or use this recommended recipe of fruit-flavored liqueur, gin and sour mix. Chill. Add sparkling rosé before serving. Garnish with lime slice and cheers!

Makes 10-12 drinks.

Recipe courtesy of our friends at The Food Network Magazine.

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