• Drink

  • Difficulty: Simple

  • © The Vegetarian Society/Harper Collins

Festive Punch

  • Serves 12

  • Preparation 10 mins

  • Cooking 5 mins

Also needs up to 2 hours to infuse.

Festive Punch
  • Dairy-Free

  • Egg-Free

  • Gluten-Free

  • Vegan

  • Wheat-Free


For the drink
  • 2000ml vegetarian red wine
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 piece cinnamon stick
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 piece dried ginger, bruised
  • 1/2 tbsp allspice berries
  • Cointreau, to taste
To garnish
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 apples, sliced
  • A few sprigs of mint


  1. Put all the ingredients (except the Cointreau if using) into a large pan. Bring to the boil, then remove from the heat and leave to stand for 2 hours.
  2. Put ½ tbsp of Cointreau in each serving glass if using.
  3. Reheat the punch, almost to boiling point and transfer to a punch bowl.
  4. Garnish with fresh fruit slices and sprigs of mint.
  5. Pour into the glasses over the liqueur when it has cooled slightly.

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