Not sure what to do with those uncarved pumpkins on your doorstep after Halloween? You could take a cue from Portlandia and pickle them. Ooooor, you could tap that gourd!
Turn any kind of large gourd (or, in summer, melon) into a beverage dispenser with the Pumpkin Tap Kit. The easy-to-assemble kit includes a cylindrical shank and faucet—both made of sturdy chrome-plated brass—and clearly illustrated instructions. Which you’ll need, assuming you’ve been testing out your latest pumpkin cocktail recipes yourself.
It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Until it rots. $30, Kegworks.com.