Make a Watermelon Drink Dispenser and Summer Cocktail


Make a watermelon drink dispenser and be the hit of your barbecue! Great recipe included


I love a good cocktail.

When I’m not whipping up a huge batch of my world famous Summer Sangria or shaking up my favorite margarita, I do this …

How to Make a Watermelon Drink Dispenser

Supplies (the poor guy at the hardware store thought I was nuts but he helped me find everything I needed – bring these pictures for reference)
*Hose spigot – make sure the part that goes into the watermelon is threaded
*Rubber ring – sized to fit behind the threaded part of the watermelon
*Nut thingy- this will go inside the watermelon (I found mine in the electric department and it came with another piece that I didn’t use)

1) Buy a watermelon that can stand on it’s side and cut off the top (don’t cut the bottom – it will leak)!

Make a watermelon cocktail

2) Hollow out the watermelon – use a knife to make a few slits and then use a spoon to scoop out the flesh

3) Use a small knife to start a hole in the bottom 1/3 of the watermelon – slightly smaller than spigot

Steps for making a watermelon drink dispenser

4) Place rubber ring over hole on outside of watermelon then stick spigot through the hole

5) Carve around spigot inside watermelon with a spoon until you have enough room to add the nut thingy onto the spigot

6) Make sure your spigot is closed – then pour watermelon cocktail inside

see below for recipe …

How to make a watermelon drink dispenser

Sparkling Watermelon Cocktail

1) Put watermelon into food processor or blender (I love my VitaMix – it pulverizes everything and leaves no chunks) and blend until smooth (work in batches if you have a lot of watermelon)

2) Strain watermelon through a sieve to get rid of any chunks (if you have them)

3) Combine 3 cups watermelon juice, 1 cup seltzer, 1 cup vodka – optional (I doubled my recipe for this medium size watermelon – you can triple or more depending on watermelon size)

4) Pour cocktail into hollowed out watermelon and have a taste of summer

Make a watermelon drink dispenser and a fabulous watermelon cocktail recipe!

Whether you choose to add the dispenser or simply use the watermelon as a cute drink holder with a ladle, it’s sure to be the hit of your barbecue.


Mix up a batch of my favorite summer sangria!

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  1. Kelly, This is amazing! I am going to share on my FB page – it’s just too good not to share here right before the 4th! You’ve known me long enough through the blogging community to know that I only “share with integrity” so I’ll be using one of your pictures and then the link to your post through bitly!!

  2. I must try this! Yum

  3. Yum!!!

  4. This is totally ADORABLE! Looks like I am about to head to the hardware store and confuse one more poor hardware store man! :) Life to the full! Melissa

  5. NO way…I love this idea…so cute and perfect for a summer backyard party!!

  6. Adding the spigot to the watermelon is crazy fun!

  7. Laura Steack says:

    Yummy!!! Looks so fun and refreshing! I’m sure everyone would want to sample the cocktails at the party where this is served! Probably a good idea to make extra :) love your ideas, Kelly!

  8. This is just super creative of you Kelly!! LOVE IT and so perfect for summer!

  9. Are you kidding me…this is genius!!!….Love it!…

  10. What Shirley said, “genius”!

  11. oh my…love this idea, so will the kids…less the adult beverage inside.

  12. Woo Hoo! Kelly, have you seen my shared link and pix of this on my community page? 20 shares so far!!

  13. Fabulous idea Kelly!! (PS – I’m still pouting that you won’t be at Haven!! I’ll miss seeing you there chicka!) xo Heather

  14. Pat schwab says:

    Just referenced your tutorial with recipe on a Youtube video by Miss Kris titled ( DIY ) Watermelon Keg. I commented on your tutorial on her site. She just says she has seen this pinned all over.

  15. This is too cute!!! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

  16. So adorable!! Must try!

  17. woooohooo…LOVE!

  18. So adorable!! Love this idea.

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