Hot punch

    15 min

    Sweet and strong. Perfect to warm you right through to your bones after a winter walk! This makes enough for a family crowd at Christmas.


    Midlothian, Scotland, UK
    16 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 250ml brandy
    • 250ml rum
    • 60 to 90g sugar, depending on how sweet you like it
    • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
    • 1 pinch grated nutmeg
    • 1 pinch ground cloves
    • 500ml boiling water (from kettle)
    • 1 large lemon

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Add the brandy, rum, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and boiling water into a pot. Heat over a gentle heat, stirirng quite often to dissolve the sugar but not letting it boil.
    2. Remove some of the lemon rind using a fine grater. Set aside. Then halve the lemon and juice it, removing any pips. Add the strained lemon juice and rind to the warm punch; stir and serve.


    You can make it and keep it warm in a slow cooker

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