Got a house full of Potterheads? You’re going to love this easy pumpkin juice recipe inspired by everyone’s favorite wizarding world!
This simple drink is the perfect sweet sipper for fall. We love to serve it for Harry Potter movie nights with the kids, at Halloween parties, or even for simple Halloween harvest gatherings.
Why We Love this Pumpkin Juice Recipe
- We skipped the hard-to-find stuff and used just a few common ingredients.
- It’s best made at least a day in advance, which saves you time if you’re making it for a party.
- This simple recipe comes together in just a few minutes, with no cooking necessary.
- It’s a fantastic base recipe that can be enjoyed cold, warm, or even spiked for the adults.
How to Make Pumpkin Juice:
To make things even easier for you, I created a simple photo guide below. For all measurements check out the recipe card at the bottom of this page.
Add apple cider, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice to a 2 quart or larger pitcher. Whisk together well to combine.
Chill for at least 24 hours to let the flavors combine. Stir immediately before serving to combine the ingredients.
Don’t skip these tips – read them before mixing to avoid any potential mistakes.
- We usually prefer to use a local, unfiltered apple cider for this drink, but that results in a drink that’s more brown than orange. If you want your pumpkin juice to be more orange then you’ll want to find the same Musselman’s apple cider I used for these photos.
- If you don’t want to worry about stirring the juice each time you serve it, you can strain out the solids. Just make sure it’s had at least 24 hours to steep so the pumpkin and spice flavors combine.
What does Harry Potter pumpkin juice taste like?
The actual pumpkin flavor in this drink is pretty subtle. It tastes more like a sweet, extra spicy apple cider with just a touch of pumpkin flavor.
Can I Drink Pumpkin Juice Warm?
Yes! This easy recipe is also delicious warm with a dollop of whipped cream on top. Here’s how to warm it up:
- Stovetop: Combine the ingredients in a 2 quart stock pot and heat on low for 10-20 minutes, stirring frequently
- Microwave: Place a single mug filled with juice in the microwave and heat on high in 30 second intervals until you reach your desired temperature.
- Crockpot: Prepare as stated above, then transfer to a crock pot. Warm on low for 2 hours.
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How do I Make a Boozy Pumpkin juice with alcohol?
To make an adults only version of this pumpkin juice recipe:
- Add 6 ounces of liquor to the pitcher, or
- Allow guests to add one ounce of liquor for every 7 ounces of pumpkin juice
Liquors that work well include:
- Spiced rum
- Bourbon, and
Alternatively, you can also make a Pumpkin Juice Mimosa.
Prepare as stated in the recipe card, then simply pour 3 ounces of strained juice into a champagne flute. Top with 3 ounces of Prosecco.
This Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice is perfect for:
- Halloween party food
- Halloween dinner right before trick or treating
- Harry Potter parties
- Wizarding World themed events
- Thanksgiving kids tables or
- Thanksgiving school parties
- Fall gatherings with friends, and
- Harvest celebrations.
How to Store Pumpkin Juice
Harry Potter pumpkin juice keeps well refrigerated in a closed container for up to 5 days.
Before serving, stir or shake to combine, or strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove solids.
More Fun Harry Potter Ideas:
If you liked my Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice you’re going to love these other wizard inspired ideas:
- Magical Harry Potter Party Ideas any Muggle Can Pull Off
- Golden Snitches with printable wings
- Butterbeer Recipe (coming soon!)
- 5 cups apple cider
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Add 5 cups apple cider, 1/2 cups pumpkin puree, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice to a 2 quart or larger pitcher. Whisk together well to combine.
- Chill for at least 24 hours to let the flavors combine. Stir immediately before serving to combine the ingredients.
Remember, the step-by-step photos and FAQ in the recipe post are there to help you if you feel stuck at any point.
- We usually prefer to use a local, unfiltered apple cider to make pumpkin juice, but that results in a drink that's more brown than orange. If you want the bright orange color then you’ll want to find the same Musselman's apple cider I used for these photos.
- If you don't want to worry about stirring the pumpkin juice each time you serve it, you can strain out the solids. Just make sure it's had at least 24 hours to steep so the pumpkin and spice flavors combine.