Harry Potter pumpkin juice in the great hall


Butterbeer is delicious, right? A very special treat. But for your everyday wizarding feast, pumpkin juice is most appropriate for the table. This was one of the beverages offered at the Harry Potter party I threw last year. Pumpkin juice is so incredible! I cannot recommend it enough. If you like pumpkin AT ALL, please give this a try. It’s sweet, a little spicy and very drinkable. Make a double (or triple!) batch, because you’ll need it! Just imagine yourself gathering in the Great Hall with Harry and friends and sitting down for a nice breakfast and looking over the owl post. 🙂

 

Pumpkin juice, Harry Potter

 

You’ll Need:
  • 1 qt apple cider (spiced or regular)
  • cinnamon stick
  • 10 whole cloves
  • small hunk of fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 15 oz pumpkin puree

 

  1. Cover the bottom of a saucepan in about 1 cup of cider with the heat on high.
  2. Add in the cinnamon stick, cloves and ginger and bring everything to a boil.
  3. Turn down the heat and allow the spice mix to simmer for 20 minutes or more. Warning, this will make your home smell INCREDIBLE.
  4. After taking the pan off the heat, add the sweet stuff (honey and brown sugar) and mix it in until dissolved.
  5. Set the mixture aside to cool or put in in the fridge until it’s room temperature or cooler.
  6. Carefully strain this into a pitcher and then add your remaining cider and pumpkin puree and stir.
  7. Chill and serve your pumpkin juice!

Note: It really is best to use apple cider and not apple juice for this recipe, but cider is often a seasonal item and can be difficult to track down in the summer. You certainly can substitute apple juice, it’ll just be a bit less flavorful. I suggest beefing up the spice quantity a bit, to taste.

 

Pumpkin juice and birthday cupcake, Harry Potter

 

I seriously want to be drinking this ALL the time. Let me know what you think of pumpkin juice if you try it!

 

Anna

 

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