The watermelon keg gets a refreshing makeover along with a new recipe for a minted-melon cocktail.

When summer heats up, the only thing better than a glass of our frosty Minty Melon Breeze cocktail is one that’s tapped from this adorable watermelon keg! Perfect for a Memorial Day celebration or other outdoor fete, this longtime Evite fave is stylish enough to work at a summery bridal shower thanks to some simple re-styling. Check out our updated take below on the original keg and cocktail, and add a splash of fun to your next get-together.

Watermelon Keg_MO


  • 10 lb. seedless watermelon
  • Sharp knife
  • Big spoon
  • Sieve
  • Power drill
  • 3/4 inch hose bibb threaded faucet
  • O-ring (that fits the back of the faucet)
  • Drink-dispenser stand

Watermelon Keg Tutorial 1

Step 1: Cut a hole at the top of your watermelon, jack o’ lantern style. Using a large spoon,
scoop out the flesh of the watermelon and put some directly into your blender. Put the rest in a large bowl, and set aside.

Step 2: Drill a hole about 4” from the bottom of your watermelon, using a knife to slightly
widen the hole so it’s just a little smaller than your faucet.

Step 3: Place your O-ring on the back of your faucet and gently screw the faucet into the hole. Next, test your keg by filling it with water and using the faucet. NOTE: Our keg worked great with just the O-ring and faucet, but if you’re having trouble with the flow we recommend adding an additional PVC faucet adapter that will screw into the back of the spout.

Once your watermelon keg is complete, set it on the stand of a drink dispenser – if it’s wobbly, cut a thin slice from the bottom of the melon to even it out. Fill the keg with our delicious Minty Melon Breeze and serve with minted ice cubes.

A patriotic Evite invitation like the one below is just right for Memorial Day — click here to see our full line of invites perfect for the holiday.