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The Delicious Tapped Watermelon Cocktail

Check out the dos and don’ts of turning a watermelon into a party machine ripe for summer drinking.

Photographed by Jeffrey Westbrook | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2013

DO Buy a tap kit that includes a shank and a faucet ($30, keg 
DON’T Buy adult diapers and a hammer. That’s for a different set of instructions.

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DO Slice off the rounded bottom (for stability), cut off the top, and scoop out the meat; set aside.
DON’T Wear the melon as a helmet. It won’t protect you.

DO Cut a hole slightly smaller than the shank. Then insert the shank and attach the faucet.
DON’T Even think about making a sex joke while you do it. 

DO Blend melon meat with vodka (to taste) and fresh lime juice. Pour into melon and add ice. 
DON’T Drink it keg-stand style. This is a classy party!

Check out our video of step-by-step instructions to do this! 


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