Joanna Simon’s Christmas Fruit Punch

This is deliciously non-alcoholic without the bitters, but include them if you want to give a tiny kick of alcohol and extra flavour. The quantities below make just under a litre (about 920ml), excluding any melting ice, but you can easily make it by the glass, or in much larger quantities.


Joanna Simon’s Christmas Fruit Punch


320ml of freshly squeezed orange juice (4–6 oranges)
40ml fresh lemon juice
zest of about ¾ of an unwaxed lemon
160ml Belvoir Blueberry & Blackcurrant Cordial
Aromatic bitters, such as orange or peach (optional)
2 unwaxed oranges, sliced
1 pomegranate, seeds only
400ml Belvoir Ginger Beer

Jug or Punch bowl; punch cups or tumblers


Put the citrus juices, lemon zest, Blueberry & Blackcurrant Cordial and the bitters, if using, in the jug or bowl. Add the orange slices and pomegranate seeds and leave to macerate. When you are ready to serve, add ice cubes and top up with Belvoir Ginger Beer.