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Farmhouse Style Summer Beverage Bar with DIY Watermelon Keg and Easy Agua Fresca Recipe

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   I want to kick off the last few weeks of summer by giving you guys a fast and easy tutorial. We'll be making a fun and festive farmhouse style beverage bar. The best part, and definite conversation piece, is the watermelon keg.  It's an absolute stand out!  What's even better is the quick and delicious agua fresca we're going to fill it with. It's the perfect way to celebrate the last month of summer before the kids go back to school and we head into fall. 

  I really love summer. I spend as much time as possible outside enjoying the beautiful weather. So for this tutorial, we're going to do something craaaazy! We're going to go shopping for all of our ingredients while sitting outside in the fresh air and sunshine! Yup, you heard me right. We're going to get everything we need for our beverage bar and watermelon keg shopping from the comfort of our own home. Follow along I'll show you exactly how.

  Summer always seems to be one of the busiest times of the year for me. I always feel that while everyone else is relaxing by a pool - in the beautiful sunshine - iced tea in hand,  I'm trying to get a million things accomplished by the end of the day. I know some of you can totally relate. With the kids going back to school soon, there's even more to get done.  For this next tutorial, we're going to make life super simple. We are going to have all of our ingredients delivered! Trust me it is just as easy and simple as it sounds. I actually used the Peapod app on my phone which I LOVE!!! I think my favorite feature is the ability to scan a product you already have and instantly re-order it! You can also use Peapod on your PC, tablet or iPad. How easy is that?!

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  Cut off top of watermelon. Use a spaghetti spoon to hollow it out removing 1/3 of the pulp. Cube or use a melon baller and place in a bowl for a delicious garnish.

  Use a handheld immersion blender to liquefy the pulp inside the watermelon. Pour into a large bowl to completely empty the watermelon.

  Use a corer to punch a hole in the watermelon. Attach tap reaching inside the watermelon to secure nut onto threading.

  Strain. Pour the juice back into the watermelon

  Add four cans Minute Maid Lemonade and four cups ice. Add the juice of one freshly squeezed lemon.

Watermelon Lemonade Agua Fresca

Recipe by: Dean Ludington  
Prep Time: 20 minutes  
Total Time: 25 minutes

     1 Lg Watermelon
     1 Lemon, juiced
     4 12oz cans Minute Maid Lemonade
     4 C Ice

  1. Empty 1/3 watermelon and save pulp for later. 
  2. Use an immersion blender to liquefy remaining pulp inside watermelon.
  3. Empty watermelon juice into a bowl and strain pulp. Pour back into watermelon. 
  4. Add 4 12oz. cans Minute Maid Lemonade and the juice of 1 freshly squeezed lemon.  Add 4 cups ice. Add lemon or mint garnish and enjoy!

I stocked my beverage bar with extra Minute Maid Lemonade and plenty of FUZE Lemon Tea. I also included fresh fruit including strawberries and orange slices. Don't forget to make sure you have plenty of ice!

Add a basket of fresh lemons.

Put out a few varieties of mint including peppermint, spearmint, and even chocolate mint!

Don't forget straws and stirrers.

How much fun was that!? 
Creating an amazing and impressive summer beverage bar is super easy and
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