It's baaaack. Ready or not, autumn has descended once again, and with it — pumpkin palooza! Not that we're complaining. If you're like us, you readily embrace everything pumpkin spice with open arms (and stomachs). I mean, is there anything more comforting than a big bite of pumpkin pie? We think not. So why stop at just eating your favorite fall treat when you can drink it up, too? This boozy (or not!) beverage will give you all the flavor of pumpkin pie in just a fraction of the time it takes to bake one. It's sure to be a hit at all your fall and winter gatherings — from Halloween to the yuletide season.
Things You'll Need
1/2 gallon apple juice
2 cups ginger ale
1 can pumpkin pie filling (not pumpkin puree)
1 or 2 apples
vodka to taste (optional)
whipped topping & pumpkin pie spice (optional)
blender or whisk
Step 1: Mix Ingredients
In a large bowl or electric blender, add apple juice, ginger ale and pumpkin pie filling.
Optional: For an alcoholic beverage, add as much vodka as desired.
Step 2: Blend Well
If not using a blender, whisk vigorously until the pumpkin pie mix is well blended. If using a blender, mix at low speed.
Step 3: Pour Into Punch Bowl or Dispenser
Pour your punch into a bowl or beverage dispenser. We used an easy-to-make pumpkin keg! Check out our DIY Pumpkin Keg tutorial to make a keg of your own.
Some pumpkin pie mix will eventually settle to the bottom, but that's normal. We suggest you keep a whisk nearby and give the punch a stir before serving up a round of drinks.
Step 4: Add Sliced Apples
Slice up your apple(s) and toss them into the punch bowl.
If you'd like ice-cold punch, we suggest adding ice to glasses before serving rather than adding ice directly into the bowl with the punch. This will prevent your rich, yummy punch from getting over-diluted.
For those desiring an extra bit of decadence, add a dollop of whipped topping and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice to their glass right before serving.
Now it's time to get your cozy fall feels on. It's easy! Just sit back, relax, and sip a luscious glass of pumpkin pie punch in the company of those you love.