Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pumpkin Juice

  Looking for something different to serve at your next Halloween party? Take inspiration from Harry Potter's Wizarding World and fill up your punch bowl with some Pumpkin Juice! It's really REALLY delicious! It's SO much better than the usual fruit punch/ginger ale type of punch. Well, not that there's anything wrong with that, but this is more Halloween-esque, wouldn't you say?
 Even if you don't serve it to a party crowd, you should still mix up a batch and enjoy!

5 cups apple juice
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well. Let it sit for an hour in the refrigerator. Chill and serve it iced, or heat it up in your cauldron and ladle it into mugs. Garnish each mug with a cinnamon stick.

 -The pumpkin puree makes the juice a little cloudy and a little bit thick. If that doesn't suit you, feel free to go ahead and strain it through a fine sieve. I must say, I prefer it as is, without straining it.
-You can adjust the amount of sugar or omit it completely, depending on how sweet you like it.
-Clearly you would multiply the recipe as many times as you need to in order to serve a crowd.
-This would absolutely be HEAVEN in a mug if you serve it hot on a chilly autumn night while sitting around a bonfire. Wouldn't that be awesome??

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