Make a Watermelon Drink Dispenser and Summer Cocktail

See how to make a watermelon drink dispenser. This is the perfect way to impress your guests at summer barbecues and parties. A trip to the hardware store and these instructions are all you need to make this fun dispenser. Fill it with you favorite cocktail for a memorial way to serve your guests.

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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)!

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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

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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 …

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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

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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. 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!

  3. 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.

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