Non-Alcoholic Punch for Children’s Parties

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Cooking for Christmas

Cooking for Christmas

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1978

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This refreshing, non-alcoholic punch is ideal for children’s parties during the festive season - or at any time.


  • 2 pts (1 litre) sugar syrup ( pt (625 ml) water and 12 oz (300 g) sugar)
  • 2 pts (1 litre) water
  • 1 pt (¼ litre) orange juice
  • ½ pt (1 litre) grapefruit juice
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) each of ground ginger and cinnamon
  • 8 cloves
  • mint and fruit to decorate, according to season


Boil together for 5 minutes the sugar syrup, water and spices to extract the flavour. Add the orange and grapefruit juice and stir well. Serve either hot or chilled, decorated with mint and fruit, whatever is in season.