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I’ve still got to blog about the little Halloween/Guy Fawkes get together we had at the weekend, I’ve just posted the recipe for Pumpkin Juice, and I have another drink recipe for you (a Crafty October Extra!) in the form of Warm Autumn Fruit Punch!
I’ve been making this punch since about 1989 – it’s a tried and trusted recipe and more often than not gets made for Halloween or Bonfire Night parties in our house!
Warm Autumn Fruit Punch
1 litre apple juice
½ litre red grape juice
zest and juice of 2 lemons
zest and juice of 2 oranges
1 or 2 cinnamon sticks
slices of oranges
slices of lemons
slices of apple
Place the fruit juices, sugar, citrus zest and cinnamon sticks into a large saucepan and gently bring to the boil. Stirring to dissolve the sugar.
Add the slices of orange, lemon and apple and serve warm.
Michelle lives in London with her husband, son, and cat named Pumpkin. She started The Purple Pumpkin Blog in 2011 and the idea behind the blog is simple - Cook, Create, Celebrate! Michelle shares delicious recipes and creative ideas for all seasons, holidays, parties, & Disney! She thinks up the ideas so you don’t have to!