Sweet, tangy, and a little spicy! Enjoy this delicious autumnal drink with your classmates in your house’s common room! This drink is so good, we’ll award 10 points to Gryffindor!
1 hr 5 min
30 oz unsweetened pumpkin puree (895 g)
30 oz water (895 g)
1 cup sugar (200 g)
1 cup water (240 mL)
4 whole cinnamon sticks
3 whole nutmeg pods, split in half
Spiced Pumpkin Juice
¾ cup apricot juice (180 mL)
¾ cup apple juice (180 mL)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon
How to Make It
Make the pumpkin juice: In a medium pot, combine the pumpkin purée and water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then remove the pot from the heat. Strain through a cheesecloth into a large jar or container. Cover and transfer to the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes. You should have about 4 cups.
Make the spiced syrup: In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, cinnamon sticks, and nutmeg pods. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the syrup thickens, 3–4 minutes. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use, up to 1 month.
Make the juice: In a large pitcher, combine the pumpkin juice, apricot juice, apple juice, ½ cup of the spiced syrup, the lime juice, grated nutmeg, and grated cinnamon. Mix well to combine. Serve chilled.