Introducing the “Hold the Rind” Cocktail

Hold the Rind Cocktail


Early last week, we launched our third Summer Cocktail Series Recipe – a Watermelon Cucumber Cocktail served in a Watermelon Keg. The recipe was phenomenal, but we didn’t have a name. So we put it out there to you, our faithful fans and readers. We asked you to give it a name, and we got hundreds of awesome suggestions. But we had to pick just one. We put it to a vote, and we found our winner, “Hold the Rind.”

It’s clever, it’s catchy, and it’s memorable. Big thanks to Brian Muolo, the man who penned the name. We’ve got a Watermelon Keg Kit on its way to you now. To the rest of you, our sincerest thanks. We really did have a hard time choosing.

Keep your eyes out for more contests this summer, and check out the full recipe and preparation instructions for Hold the Rind below.

1.5 Cups Vodka (Your Favorite Brand)
1 Cup Powell & Mahoney Lemon Sour Cocktail Mixer
1 Watermelon
1 Seedless Cucumber
10-12 Mint Leaves

Tools Needed
Large Strainer
Large Spoon
Chef’s Knife
Watermelon Keg Kit
Tovolo Perfect Ice Cube Tray (Optional) 
Highball Cocktail Glasses

Preparation Instructions

1. Cut off the top of your watermelon, and be sure to save the top.

Cutting the Top of the Watermelon


2. Core out the flesh, and set it aside in a bowl.

Coring the watermelon flesh


3. Assemble your Watermelon Keg.

Building the Watermelong Keg

4. Puree watermelon flesh and a half cucumber, then strain to 3 cups of the watermelon juice. Add the juice, vodka, and Lemon Sour mix into the watermelon and stir for 10-15 seconds. 

Puree the Watermelon Flesh


5. Cut the other half of the cucumber into thin slices.

Cutting the Cucumber


6. Add the mint leaves and sliced cucumber into the watermelon for garnish at the top of the mixture.

Mint and Cucumber for Garnish


7. Add 3-5 perfect ice cubes into each glass, dispense the drink from your keg, add a cucumber wheel and a few mint leaves for garnish, and enjoy!

The Final Product


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Caleb Houseknecht

I'm the Social Media Organizer and Content Writer at KegWorks. When I'm not blogging about beer, cocktails, and spirits, I'm usually reading, watching movies, playing music, or spending time with family.

1 Comment

  • John p June 28, 2016 @ 9:21pm

    So has anyone tried this? How is it?

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