Pumpkin lemonade – say what!? Homemade pumpkin lemonade with a kiss of cinnamon will make those taste buds dance. For those of you who love pumpkin, bottoms up!
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe!
- Simple Ingredients: This pumpkin lemonade recipe is only five ingredients.
- Nostalgic: A unique way to enjoy a cold drink during the holiday or when you feel nostalgic on a hot summer day.
- It’s Pumpkin!: A must-try recipe for all pumpkin fanatics.
- Healthy: Many health benefits are associated with this pumpkin spice lemonade.
- Lemon juice: Using fresh lemon juice is always ideal. If you don’t have any on hand or can’t find fresh lemons, bottled lemon juice will work in a pinch.
- Pumpkin purée: Organic pumpkin pureé always tastes better to me. That being said, using what you have on hand is best.
- Maple syrup: This natural sweetener is perfect for lemonade recipes because it easily dissolves. This also allows you to skip the more time-consuming alternative of using simple syrup.
- Cinnamon: I love cinnamon. If you aren’t a fan, then this is an ingredient you can easily skip!
1. Pour water, lemon juice, maple syrup, and pumpkin into a large pitcher and stir thoroughly until well combined.
2. Add cinnamon sticks to the pitcher or add a cinnamon stick to each glass and enjoy!
With all the good press for lemon water, I’m sure you know that fresh lemon juice offers a host of health benefits. For one, lemon is an excellent source of vitamin C, an outstanding nutrient to help prevent infection from the common cold and flu during the colder months.
In addition, if you are worried about the acidity of the lemon juice damaging your teeth, the good news is that the pumpkin puree and water dilute the citrus juice. Therefore, lemon is less likely to cause much damage to your teeth than straight lemon juice.
I cannot get enough pumpkin purée in the fall and winter! Pumpkin is a nutritious winter squash high in vitamins and minerals. It is rich in vitamins A, K, and E and copper. It is also a good source of vitamins iron, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins riboflavin, B6, and C.
Although this recipe only uses a dash of cinnamon, you can still benefit from cinnamon’s medicinal properties and high levels of antioxidants.
Even maple syrup, which can get a bad name for being a sugar, contains essential minerals. It is an excellent source of manganese and zinc.
Want To Know The Best Way To Juice A Lemon?
This recipe calls for one and a half cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice per six servings, so it’s safe to say you may get a little sick of squeezing lemons by the night’s end.
To get the most lemon juice out of your fruits, roll them on a counter using the palm of your hand and press down with firm pressure. The rolling action helps to loosen the liquid and get more juice out of each lemon.
How To Serve This Fall Mocktail
Serve this winter lemonade in a large glass pitcher with a generous handful of lemon slices and maybe a few cinnamon sticks for good measure. Even though this is a fall recipe, add a decent amount of ice cubes or crushed ice for a refreshing drink.
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