Pumpkin Juice is a great way to get into the spooky spirit or celebrate your favorite wizards on the weekend!
This time last year, I went to Harry Potter land for the first time. It was for the most epic bachelorette party weekend ever. My friend Sarah, is a wizarding world aficionado. She has been multiple times and her favorite thing in the whole world is the pumpkin juice. Part of it, is probably the novelty… It comes in this darling bottle that’s got a little pumpkin get on it, and she loves cute things.
Upon drinking it, I realized that it’s the epitome of fall, all wrapped up in one. After reading the ingredients on the back of the bottle, I found out that pumpkin juice is actually a whole lot of apple juice and the fall spices of pumpkin spice that we all know and love. So this drink is essentially an apple cider that’s got some pumpkin mixed in! However, it’s easy to see why students aged 11 to 18 would like to drink this drink. It’s perfect for quenching your thirst when you are in a long line or on a hot day visiting Hogsmeade.
Local Spotlight: This is another recipe that I use my local butternut squash roast for! It’s perfect for this time of year!
Have you been to Harry Potter land?? Tell me about your experience!
- 25 oz. apple juice
- 1 C. butternut squash or pumpkin purée
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1/4 t. nutmeg
- 3 T. apricot puree
- 1 C. water
Optional step if not pre-prepared:
- Roast an apricot, halved, and butternut squash, halved on 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Remove apricot after 15-20 minutes.
- Puree and set aside.
- Continue to roast squash for 40 more minutes.
- Remove and puree pulp.
- Simmer half and hour or more.
- Strain and refrigerate.
- Serve cold.