Gunpowder Plot punch

A warming drink perfect for a bonfire party when you are out in the cold.


  • 1.5 litres/2½ pints ginger ale/ginger beer
  • 750ml/1¼ pints orange juice
  • 1 large lemon, juice and zest
  • 2 oranges, juice and zest
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ tsp grated nutmeg
  • 12 cloves
  • 5 star anise
  • 2.5cm/1in fresh ginger, grated

Preparation method

  1. In a large pan gently heat the ginger ale and orange juice.

  2. Add all the other ingredients. Bring to the boil, remove from the heat and leave for a few minutes to allow the flavours to infuse. Serve.

James Martin recipes from Housecall

Less than 30 mins preparation time

Less than 10 mins cooking time

Serves 4

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