Thursday, August 27, 2009

Watermelon Keg

Recipe and Presentation Idea.

Labor Day is just around the corner and with it brings the last of the summer picnics and barbeques. If you really want to say farewell to summer and “wow” your guests, what better way than a fully functioning watermelon keg. Please check out the very comprehensive tutorial here.

The tutorial states that this project takes about 90 minutes to complete. My suggestion would be to do it in two separate steps and hollow out the watermelon the night before and keep in the fridge overnight. The site of guests arriving to the host cursing at a watermelon may not be the first impression you want to make.

Here is a one option for Watermelon Punch:

1 large watermelon
1 L bottle Mount Gay Rum
1 package fresh mint leaves, stems removed
6 limes
lime juice
lemon juice
After juicing the watermelon, run the juice through a sieve to remove any unwanted seeds. Add the lime juice and lemon juice to taste and then throw in a package of whole fresh mint leaves with the stems removed. Next add your rum to taste. You are going to need to add ice throughout the day so keep in mind the drink will dilute.