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Bourbon Cider in a Pumpkin Keg
Prep Time
20 mins

This bourbon cider is good hot or cold, and even better served in a pumpkin keg! If you'll be serving the cider immediately, add in the optional pumpkin puree, and use the largest amount of add ins. If you're letting sit in the fridge overnight, or serving hot, you can use the smaller amount and skip the pumpkin puree.

Course: Drinks
Servings: 12 cups
Calories: 119 kcal
Author: Diana Johnson
  • 1 pumpkin large
  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • 1-2 ginger roots peeled
  • 1-3 oranges quartered
  • 3-6 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 ounces good bourbon optional
  • 4 ounces pumpkin puree optional
  1. Cut a lid in the top of your pumpkin, and scrape out guts and seeds. Insert tap using keg kit.

Cold Cider
  1. Mix together the cider, ginger, oranges, and cinnamon sticks. Add the bourbon if using and refrigerate at least 3 hours.

  2. If you need to serve immediately, mix in the pumpkin puree and add some ice, or have ice on hand to fill glasses.

Hot Cider
  1. Mix together the cider, ginger, oranges, and cinnamon sticks in a large pot. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.

  2. Let sit 5 minutes, then mix in the bourbon and pour into your pumpkin.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition info includes the apple cider, bourbon, and pumpkin puree.

Nutrition Facts
Bourbon Cider in a Pumpkin Keg
Amount Per Serving (8 ounces)
Calories 119
% Daily Value*
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 178mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Sugars 15g
Vitamin A 29.4%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 1.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.