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Watermelon Keg & Aqua Fresca

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My watermelon keg is a summer party must. Scoop out the watermelon and blend it with water and simple syrup. Check out the video below and see why it was viewed 36 million times on Facebook!

Watermelon Keg & Aqua Fresca

  • Servings: 1 cup
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep Time: 30 min


  • 1 seedless watermelon
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup simple syrup
  • lime wedges
  • fresh mint leaves


  1. Scoop out the watermelon meat
  2. Blend up of watermlon with water ans simple syrup
  3. Tap the keg
  4. Pour aqua fresca bacin in the watermelon

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For the aqua fresca, Add enough watermelon to a blender to come almost all the way to the top and add the next 2 ingredients. Blend until smooth, about 20-30 seconds. Add the a few mint leaves and 2 slices of lime to a glass and use a wooden spoon to "muddle" or bash it up. Add ice and pour in the aqua fresca. Repeat this process 4 times for a group of large people

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To make the keg, slice a tiny piece off the bottom so the watermelon will stand up straight, too deep and the aqua fresca will leak out. Slice a big enough piece off the top so you can scoop out all the melon using a large spoon. At the location you want to insert the spigot, scrape as much of the inside part of the melon away as possible. Use an apple core to create a hole for the spigot. Make sure you place the spigot in firmly and crank it as tightly as possible. Pour the aqua fresca in the melon and use the top as a cover if you desire.

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