This Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cider Punch is the perfect holiday healthy cocktail for entertaining this fall or winter!
So we’ve established that I’m apparently pretty “basic” and enjoy everything pumpkin spice. I’ve already whipped up a pumpkin spice latte copy cat recipe, and a pumpkin spice frappuccino that is AMAZING AF. But I wanted to tackle something near and dear to my heart as a new mom. Alcohol. I had the caffeine covered, now I needed a pumpkin spice drink that was boozy, and this Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cider Punch totally fit the bill.
How to Make Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cider Punch
This recipe is like the cozy comforting love child of a pumpkin spice latte and a warm apple cider, with a healthy dose of good ol’ bourbon. I love a spicy warm cider on a cool balmy day, and the addition of fibre-rich pumpkin plus a little Southern hospitality just ticks all the boxes.
Boozy? Double check!
The reason I like this Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cider Punch is that there’s actually no added sugar and you can control how much booze you add. While most cocktails you order in a bar will set you back 2 or 3 oz each, I think 1 oz gives you the buzz you’re after, without the calories (or the poor life decisions if you know what I mean…)
And while I love the sweet smoky flavour of a good bourbon, you can definitely use whisky, or any other liquor. A spiced rum would also be amazing here.
Have you tried making this Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cider Punch yet?
I would love to know what your favourite cuddly warm cocktail would be for a chilly fall or winter night.
Leave me a comment below with your thoughts!
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cider Punch
- 2 cups apple cider
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 inch piece of peeled ginger sliced
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 oz bourbon
- ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Apple chip for garnish
- Cinnamon sticks for garnish
- In a saucepan, heat apple cider, pumpkin puree, peeled ginger, cinnamon sticks, bourbon and pumpkin pie spice on medium high heat. Bring to a boil, and reduce to simmer for five minutes.
- Using a sieve, strain out the liquid into two cups and discard the ginger and cinnamon sticks.
- Top the drinks with apple chips and a cinnamon stick for garnish.
Updated on July 22nd, 2020
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.