Watermelon Keg

3 Posted by - July 5, 2013 - Food & Drink

There’s very little that’s more American than fireworks and watermelon, and yesterday was full of both because I decided to try the watermelon keg at my nephew’s birthday party/4th of July shindig.

Also, I must preface this next photo by mentioning that the birthday party was Star Wars themed and I will do anything for a few quick Auntie Points…

I got a, “You look just like Leia!” from him, but what really clinched my daily points were the vintage baseball cards. Thank you, Amazon.

Leia buns

Anyway, there was much scooping of watermelon, which– don’t worry– we totally ate.

watermelon balls

And once it was well and truly scooped, I recruited my husband to make a hole because I am scared as hell of sharp things. We were at his mom’s house and he found this contraption to use. I have no idea what the fuck it is or I would tell you.

melon contraption

Some kind of corer, perhaps? But it’s too small to be an apple corer. I don’t know. It made a hole.

make a hole

Next he stuck a spigot in the hole. (I bought my spigot on Amazon. So I guess Amazon saved the day twice.)

spigot

(I’m trying to make a That’s What She Said joke about sticking a spigot in the hole, but just ew.)

Once completed, we found another contraption in Robbie’s mom’s kitchen, which she referred to as a “watermelon holder.” I’m sure that’s how they market it. So, in conclusion, if you take a watermelon to my mother-in-law’s house, you will probably have a better chance of completing this project. Fill with your choice of liquor and enjoy. We did.

watermelon-keg

23 Comments

  • Beth Caudill July 5, 2013 - 2:21 pm Reply

    The corer contraption looks like it’s a microplane for zesting and grating. They make them smaller than the old rectangles now that Food Network got everyone into cooking. I’ve got two different sizes at home so maybe I could make my own liquor dispenser. 😉

    • Catherine July 5, 2013 - 5:06 pm Reply

      Yep. It’s definitely a microplane. I have one very similar that I use for grating and zesting food. However, my nail salon uses a big one for grating feet. Not quite as appetizing.

  • Cara July 5, 2013 - 2:25 pm Reply

    I’m impressed! I’ve tried making vessels out of watermelon before and it has ended badly each time. I’m also curious about the “TNT” boxes in the background…That sounds like it would make an interesting end to the watermelon keg….I want to see that video included in a part 2. 🙂

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  • Lisa Moorefield July 5, 2013 - 2:31 pm Reply

    I think that was the nutmeg grater. 🙂

  • Christina Boothman July 5, 2013 - 2:33 pm Reply

    It is, in fact, a melon baller. Yes, a kitchen utensil legitimately called a baller. How you are baller-less is beyond me. http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Good-Grips-Melon-Baller/dp/B00004OCM4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373049142&sr=8-1&keywords=melon+baller
    BAM! BALLER!

    • Pintester July 5, 2013 - 2:35 pm Reply

      Ha, no. Bad picture-taking skills on my part. The melon baller is on the counter, but I am holding a corer/grater thing that is, apparently, a nutmeg grater.

      • Christina Boothman July 5, 2013 - 2:37 pm Reply

        Balls. So it is.

      • Dallas July 5, 2013 - 3:21 pm Reply

        I think it’s called a micro-plane. Used to grate small nuts, or in your case a watermelon corer. Thank you Food Network for your food porn and use of fancy contraptions.

      • Karen Warr July 5, 2013 - 3:32 pm Reply

        Also useful for parmesan cheese.

      • Craig Thom July 5, 2013 - 6:26 pm Reply

        It’s also great for zesting citrus fruit.

  • Erica July 5, 2013 - 3:50 pm Reply

    You cut watermelon while wearing a white dress??? You laugh in the face of danger! Kudos!

  • Sarah July 5, 2013 - 6:20 pm Reply

    It looks more like the Cinderella carriage than a star wars theme, should have made it look like the death star.

  • janessadawn July 5, 2013 - 6:30 pm Reply

    The “watermelon holder” looks like the base of my cats’ food bowls on steroids. Also, I’d think a big drill bit could be a good implement for making the spigot-hole.

  • janessadawn July 5, 2013 - 6:31 pm Reply

    What liquor would you recommend?

    • Pintester July 9, 2013 - 6:33 pm Reply

      We tried vodka, but ya know. I haven’t yet met a liquor I didn’t like.

  • The Minister July 5, 2013 - 9:14 pm Reply

    Well done! Thanks for testing our recipe!

  • Martina Tuckner July 5, 2013 - 10:31 pm Reply

    The utensil you used is called a micro planer. It’s a zester used on citrus fruits and nuts and can be used for things like putting grated chocolate on top of yummy things as well. Many uses. It was my best friend in Culinary school because you can do so many awesome things with it. 🙂

  • UninspiredRequiredName July 6, 2013 - 9:01 pm Reply

    The coring contraption is in fact a zester. They are quite handy. (Lol, handy…. :P)

  • Stefanie Badenhop July 8, 2013 - 10:28 am Reply

    We made a druken watermelon at Country Concert one year. Cut a hole in the top of the watermelon, add a bottle of vodka untill it’s all absorbed into the deliciousness that is the inside, then slice and eat! Or cut the watermelon in half and eat it with a spoon. Either way, your getting drunk!

  • Joanna Likness Pendleton July 8, 2013 - 1:32 pm Reply

    I will have to share this one with Ty. He would love this for a birthday party, but his birthday is in November, so we’d have to use a pumpkin… ew…

    • Jenn C August 5, 2013 - 8:44 pm Reply

      an alcoholic version of Harry Potter pumpkin juice?

  • the shan man July 16, 2013 - 11:22 pm Reply

    Did the vodka have a watermelon flavor?

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