Well, here it is….the end of Summer. What will you do to usher out Summer and welcome in Fall? Try serving this delicious watermelon smoothie at your Labor Day backyard bash this weekend that both kids and adults can enjoy.Glamourize the watermelon by turning it into a drink dispenser. But wait, don’t just stop there, paint the watermelon (with organic safe paint please) or add decals to coordinate with your décor or theme. Add colorful stripes or polka dots to add a sense of style and flare to your event.
Here is the recipe we will be serving to our guests this weekend. Try it and let us know what you think.
Watermelon Smoothie Ingredients:
Ice cubes (or crushed ice)
Turbinado Brown SugarPreparation:Cut as much watermelon as you’d like to serve into small cubes or chunks, throw them in the blender for 2-3 minutes. Add ice and 2-3 teaspoons of brown sugar. Blend on high speed for a couple more minutes. Pour your drink into a glass and garnish it with a watermelon wedge. We love the vibrant color of this drink which is refreshing sweet and tasty.
What you will need to make the drink dispenser:
1 medium-large oval or oblong watermelon (seeded or seedless)
Green dry erase marker or ¾”-1” thick painter’s trim tape
Channel knife (can use top of a vegetable peeler as alternative)
Large bowl & spoon or scoop
Spigot (from beer making supply company)
Wash the watermelon under cool running water and pat dry.On a cutting board, place the watermelon on its side and cut off 1/4”-1/2” from both ends, being careful not to cut too deep into the white part of the rind. One side will provide a sturdy base.Hollow out the watermelon with a spoon or scoop, reserving the watermelon pieces to make your favorite punch or juice. Be sure to leave about 2” of watermelon flesh towards the bottom of the watermelon so the spigot can be placed. Use an apple corer to cut a circle for your spigot to fit through the watermelon rind, placing it about 2-3 inches above the bottom of the watermelon. Screw your spigot into place. For added detail, carefully pin twine in your lines you’ve made to represent the metal bands around the barrel/keg. Be careful that the pins do not poke through into the barrel/keg.
Drink up in style! #simplyentertain