Halloween Punch

halloween punch

Ingredients

For the punch

  • 2L cherry juice
  • Peel fro 3 oranges, pared with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 thumb-sized red  chilli, pierced a few times but left whole
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 cloves
  • 6 slices ginger
  • Dracula's fang sweets, to serve, optional

For alcoholic punch

  • 200ml vodka or 25ml per glass

Method

To make the punch

Tip the cherry juice, orange peel, chilli, cinnamon sticks, cloves and ginger into a large saucepan. Simmer for 5 mins, then turn off the heat. Leave to cool, then chill for at least 4 hours, or up to 2 days - the longer you leave it the more intense the flavours. If serving to young children, take the chilli out after a few hours.

When you're ready to serve, pour the juice into a jug. Serve in glass bottles or glasses and pop a straw in each. If you're adding vodka, do so at this stage. Dangle a fangs sweet from each glass.