Watermelon Drink Dispenser

Looking to add some fun to the drink station at your next barbecue??

Try this original and fun DIY watermelon drink dispenser.

We featured this idea in the Family First Magazine in 2012.

At the time, I requested the help of my father- in-law who is as “handy” as they come, to help me figure out how to construct this project. A trip to his favorite store (Home Depot) and a couple of simple instructions later, we had a functional drink dispenser. We purchased a ½ inch hose bibb, a PVC-to-faucet adapter that screwed into the back of the faucet and a rubber O-ring that fit the back of the faucet (a precautionary measure to assure no leakage).

But handy or not, this is now a cinch to make with this juice DIY spigot I recently found on Amazon.  


What you’ll need:


  1. When choosing a watermelon look for one that is (relatively) flat on bottom.
  2. Slice the top of the watermelon, and using a large spoon or melon baller remove the fruit. Pour out any excess juice from the bottom of the melon.
  3. A few inches from the bottom of the watermelon, cut a hole slightly smaller than the spigot.
  4. Gently screw the faucet in the hole.
  5. Inside the melon, carve away a little more fruit from around the back of the faucet (not too thin, or you may go through the rind) to make room for the screwing adapter.
  6. Screw on the adapter (optional – slide the O-ring onto the back of the faucet).
  7. Test for leaks by filling up the melon with water, and turning on the faucet.
  8. Fill up “dispenser”  with drink of your choice.

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