Pumpkin Mocktail Sour
The Pumpkin Mocktail Sour is a blend of chilled black tea, Meyer lemon, pumpkin puree, aquafaba, maple syrup, turmeric, and a dash of pumpkin pie spice!Jump to Recipe
The Pumpkin Mocktail Sour brings together the essence of pumpkin without the punch of alcohol. The heart of this mocktail lies in a chilled black tea base. I used Meyer lemon, with its mild, citrusy notes, but you can use regular lemon if you prefer drinks on the more tart side. I had canned pumpkin puree on hand, and it worked great!
Creating a foamy texture was a breeze with aquafaba, which is just the liquid from a can of garbanzo beans. If you need to sub, an egg white has the same effect. Dashes of turmeric and pumpkin pie spice round out the drink, infusing it with that unmistakable fall flair.
Let’s dive into crafting the Pumpkin Mocktail Sour! Start by brewing a fresh cup of black tea, and let it chill. In a cocktail shaker, combine the chilled black tea, Meyer lemon juice, pumpkin puree, aquafaba, pure maple syrup, turmeric, and a dash of pumpkin pie spice. Give it a dry shake – without ice – until it turns foamy. Next, add 2-3 large ice cubes to the shaker, and give it a good shake until the cubes are melted. Pour the Pumpkin Mocktail Sour into a coupe glass, and top it with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and a star anise for garnish. Cheers!
Meyer lemons, unlike their more traditional counterparts, bring a unique touch to the mocktail. They offer a milder, sweeter, and slightly floral flavor profile, making them an ideal choice to balance the tartness in this drink. If you decide to substitute them with regular lemons, remember that your drink may lean towards the tangy side, so be sure to adjust accordingly.
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