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All-purpose Christmas punch in a jug and glasses

Non-alcoholic Christmas punch

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • plus 1 hr infusing
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 - 6

Create this super-versatile Christmas punch for any festive gathering. It will hold well throughout the afternoon and evening, and is just as delicious with alcohol as without!

  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal106
fat0g
saturates0g
carbs25g
sugars24g
fibre2g
protein1g
salt0.06g
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Ingredients

  • 2 pears, sliced
  • 2 lemons, 1 sliced, 1 juiced
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 400ml white grape juice
  • 100-150ml white, dark or spiced rum, or use vodka or gin (optional)
  • 275ml ginger ale
  • 500ml sparkling water
  • ice
  • handful of pomegranate seeds
  • rosemary sprigs, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the pear and lemon slices, sugar and mixed spice in a large punch bowl or jug, and chill for up to 1 hr to infuse.

  • STEP 2

    Add the lemon juice and grape juice, stirring to dissolve any sugar. Stir in your chosen spirit, if using.

  • STEP 3

    Pour in the ginger ale and sparkling water, then add a few large handfuls of ice. Sprinkle over the pomegranate seeds and drop in a few sprigs of rosemary.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food Vegetarian Christmas, December 2020

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