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.
Anyway, there was much scooping of watermelon, which– don’t worry– we totally ate.
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.
Some kind of corer, perhaps? But it’s too small to be an apple corer. I don’t know. It made a hole.
Next he stuck a spigot in the hole. (I bought my spigot on Amazon. So I guess Amazon saved the day twice.)
(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.
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. 😉
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.
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. 🙂
I think the TNT boxes were just sparklers, but my brother-in-law brought some legit fireworks from South Carolina for us, too… https://vine.co/v/hWvQ71ExJEl?fb_action_ids=10101391019552488&fb_action_types=vine-app%3Apost&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582
I think that was the nutmeg grater. 🙂
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
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.
Balls. So it is.
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.
Also useful for parmesan cheese.
It’s also great for zesting citrus fruit.
You cut watermelon while wearing a white dress??? You laugh in the face of danger! Kudos!
It looks more like the Cinderella carriage than a star wars theme, should have made it look like the death star.
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.
What liquor would you recommend?
We tried vodka, but ya know. I haven’t yet met a liquor I didn’t like.
Well done! Thanks for testing our recipe!
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. 🙂
The coring contraption is in fact a zester. They are quite handy. (Lol, handy…. :P)
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!
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…
an alcoholic version of Harry Potter pumpkin juice?
Did the vodka have a watermelon flavor?