Oh no! It’s happening! Hurry up and stop me before I post another recipe that’s saturated with glimpses of what appears to be the beginning of a Harry Potter pumpkin series!
harry potter’s pumpkin juice
1 pumpkin’s worth of roasted pumpkin purée
2 cups apple juice
1 cup white grape juice
1 cup pineapple juice
Place the cooked pumpkin in a large fine-mesh sieve over a bowl and push the pumpkin through using a rubber spatula (I don’t have a sieve, so I just used a plain ol’ sifter). Scrape and mash as you push; it will take several minutes. Discard the pulpy mass left in the sieve. Stir the sieved pumpkin in the bowl to evenly distribute the juices, and then measure out 1 cup.
Place the cup of sieved pumpkin in a pitcher along with the apple juice, grape juice, and pineapple juice. Stir vigorously until the pumpkin is completely dispersed. Chill the juice until it’s very cold.
Before serving, stir the juice well, as the pumpkin will settle to the bottom. Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the juice over the ice.
This recipe is, again, taken from Dinah Bucholz’s The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook. Pumpkin juice in the Potter series is like the wizarding world’s water. The characters drink it all the time. I remember reading the books and becoming so incredibly thirsty every time Rowling mentioned it and craving this juice, something I had never even had before. The juice is very fruity, almost punch-like, with a not-at-all overpowering pumpkin oomph.
Right now, you’re like Harry. You must down that glass of pumpkin juice, for you’re about to do something very important. Be careful, though. Someone may have slipped some Veritaserum into that goblet.