How To Make A DIY Pumpkin Keg Tap In Minutes

Step-by-step instructions on how to make your own pumpkin keg.

Diy Pumpkin Tap

We’re hitting the pumpkin-everything time of year, so we’re here with more pumpkin stuff for you. But this one’s different. This one’s special. We’re talking about a DIY Pumpkin Keg here, people. The true king of “pumpkin stuff.” Follow our instructions on how to make your own pumpkin keg, and see for yourself. 

How To Make A DIY Pumpkin Keg Tap 

Step 1: Prepare Pumpkin 

With a sharp knife, cut a lid from the top of your pumpkin, and with a spoon scoop out all of the pumpkin pulp and seeds. Keep the top and set aside.

how to tap a pumpkin step 1

Step 2: Attach Faucet

Near the base of the pumpkin, cut a hole slightly smaller than the shank that comes with the pumpkin tap kit, and attach your faucet.

how to tap a pumpkin step 2

Step 3: Serve & Enjoy

Fill the pumpkin with your  drink of choice, put the lid back on top, pull on the faucet to serve and enjoy!

how to tap a pumpkin step 3

Spiced Pumpkin Punch Recipe 

Need beverage inspiration for your pumpkin tap? We recommend filling yours with this delicious Spiced Pumpkin Punch Recipe. 


Makes: 12 Cocktails

  • 8 cups apple cider
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (plus extra for garnish)
  • 2, 15 oz cans pure pumpkin puree
  • 10 oz spiced rum
  • 1 cup maple syrup (for garnish)
  • 1 cup cinnamon sugar to taste (for garnish)

*Omit rum for non-alcoholic version!


In a medium sized saucepan, simmer cider, cinnamon sticks and cloves for 5 minutes. Whisk in pumpkin puree. Strain and add rum. Take your glasses and dip the outer rims into the maple syrup, then dip them into the sugar. Fill the pumpkin with your Spiced Pumpkin Punch.

Spiced Pumpkin Punch Recipe

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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.


  • Jessica Newton October 25, 2017 @ 7:57pm

    Hello! Do you sell this kit in stores in Portland, Oregon? I would love to get this for a contest but need it by Friday 10/27/17.

  • Kyra October 28, 2018 @ 12:51pm

    Will the beverage taste like pumpkin?

    • Chris October 29, 2018 @ 7:38am

      Hi Kyra,

      Depending on how much the pulp is scooped out, the beverage being poured might gain an extra hint of pumpkin. The Spiced Pumpkin Punch mentioned in the post, that will definitely be quite pumpkin-y. Let us know if you try it out, cheers!

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