Because there’s lots more fun to be had with a pumpkin than just carving it
Fancy making this pumpking beer keg as a centrepiece for your own pumpkin party or Halloween celebrations? Of course you do! You’re only human! Inserting a spigot into a hollowed-out pumpkin will transform it into a keg that’ll give your favourite tipple a subtle flavour and keep it cool till pumpkin time.
You will need
1 Cut off the crown of the pumpkin and set aside. Scoop out all of the pumpkin seeds (save the seeds to toast later if you wish).
2 After measuring the diameter of your spigot, select a drill bit 2mm smaller so your spigot will fit snugly and be ‘beer tight’.
3 Mark and drill a hole towards the base of the pumpkin. Insert the spigot into the hole.
4 Fill with seasonal beer and replace the crown.
5 Allow to infuse for a couple of hours and enjoy.
This make is from our Pumpkin Party ‘Gathering’ feature in our October issue, with recipes by Bex Long, including beetroot raita, parsnip soup, acorn squash with chermoula dressing, sausage rolls, kale, walnut and pomegranate salad and more. It’s so autumnal it’s enough to burnish your conkers.