So those of you that are regular readers know that I have a serious Harry Potter fan at home. My 8 year old just loves the movies and books so much so that we have made two trips to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Florida.
One of our favorite treats from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the Pumpkin Juice. I always hear people talking about the Butterbeer, which is also good, but we find it to be extremely sweet. So sweet that one glass is usually too much for the four of us to share.
The pumpkin juice on the other hand, is amazing. It is primarily apple cider with hints of pumpkin and apricot and I find it refreshing and delicious. It is hard to track Pumpkin Juice down- I can get it at Universal Studios and every so often I will see it at a gourmet candy store- usually it is priced fairly high.
So I played with a recipe and came up with something that is pretty close to what you find in the Universal Studios version of Pumpkin Juice. You really have to try this because it is so easy and such a fun twist on a standard apple cider.
The flavor of the Pumpkin Juice is mostly apple cider-ish so don’t be scared off by adding the pumpkin puree. I bet your kids love this drink and what a perfect treat to make for a Harry Potter family movie night.