Dracula's blood punch
Make a mocktail for a Halloween party using cherry juice, chilli, cinnamon and ginger, then garnish with edible fangs. Add vodka to make an adult's cocktail
- 2litres cherry juice
- 3oranges, zest pared with a vegetable peeler
- 1thumb-sized red chilli, pierced a few times but left whole
- 3cinnamon sticks
- 6slices ginger
- vampire fang sweets, to serve (optional)
- 200ml vodka, or 25ml per glass
Step 1Tip the cherry juice, orange peel, chilli, cinnamon sticks, cloves and ginger into a large saucepan. Simmer for 5 mins over a low- medium heat, then turn off the heat. Leave to cool, then chill for at least 4hrs or up to 48 hrs – the longer you leave it, the more intense the flavours. If serving to young children, take the chilli out after a few hours.
Step 2When ready to serve, pour the infused juice into a jug. Serve in glass bottles or highball glasses. If adding vodka, stir it in at this stage. Dangle a vampire-fang sweet from each glass.