Watermelon Punch Keg


Looking for an adult punch?  Try watermelon and spiked it with orange vodka and rosé.  A nice summer treat.


One 20- to 25-pound seedless watermelon

One 750-milliliter bottle rose wine
1 1/2 cups orange vodka


Special equipment: an immersion blender or a drill with an adjustable chuck and beater from an electric hand mixer; a tap

Cut a thin slice from the bottom of the watermelon rind (but not into the flesh) so the watermelon will sit upright. With a sharp knife, carve out a circle in the top of the watermelon to make a lid, as you would when carving a jack-o'-lantern.

To prepare with an immersion blender: Set the watermelon in the sink (to avoid splashes). Remove the lid and insert an immersion blender into the flesh. Gently push and move the immersion blender down and around in the watermelon to puree the center. As more of the watermelon becomes pureed, move the blender to the sides to puree almost all of the flesh, leaving a thin wall of flesh lining the rind. Pour the pureed juice out of the watermelon; you should have between 6 and 7 cups.

To prepare with a drill: Fasten one beater from an electric hand mixer to the tip of a drill and tighten the chuck. Set the watermelon in the sink (to avoid splashes) and push the beater into the flesh. Gently push and move the beater down and around in the watermelon to puree the center. As more of the watermelon becomes pureed, move the beater to the sides to puree almost all of the flesh, leaving a thin wall of flesh lining the rind. Pour the pureed juice out of the watermelon, and strain, discarding any pulp and seeds; you should have between 6 and 7 cups of strained juice.

Insert a tap in the empty watermelon according to the package directions. Pour the watermelon juice, wine and vodka into the watermelon and top with the lid. Refrigerate until the watermelon and punch inside are well chilled, at least 2 hours.



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7 comments:

Jenny Sparmo said...

My husband & I love watermelon and this sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! Hope to see you at the party next week.

Rachel said...

This looks soooo yummy and perfect for the sweltering weather we're having! I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing!

Teresa B said...

Nice. We love watermelon at our house, though it’s probably going to be hard to make something for us and not for the kids. They’ll have to settle for plain watermelon juice instead...
Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

Nikki G said...

This looks like so much fun! I am featuring your keg on next weeks OVER THE MOON LINK PARTY which will go live on Sunday evening at 5 pm central. Please stop by to see your feature and link up again!
:) gwingal

Life Diet Health said...

Linda this sounds a fun idea - I would love to see a photo of the melon with the tap in? I actually watched a video this week of someone preparing melon this way but I would never have heard of it otherwise! Thanks for sharing over at Fiesta Friday.

Miz Helen said...

We will love your Watermelon punch, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
Miz Helen

Recipes Made Easy said...

If only I had had this recipe last Wednesday we were after a watermelon punch at a BBQ I was at. Oh well next time :)

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