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Zombie punch

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Makes 3 litres
Dietary Vegetarian
From Something for the Weekend
This is a great Halloween cocktail recipe with an almost scary amount of booze - sipping required!


  1. Place the brown sugar and the lemon juice into a jug and stir to dissolve.

  2. Place the lemon mixture and all the other ingredients into a large bowl and stir well.

  3. Either serve the punch in the bowl or pour into the hollowed-out pumpkin. Add the lemon and lime pieces and serve.


  • 10 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 300ml/10½fl oz lemon juice
  • 300ml/10½fl oz white rum
  • 300ml/10½fl oz gold rum
  • 300ml/10½fl oz demerara rum (preferably 151 proof)
  • 300ml/10½fl oz pineapple juice
  • 300ml/10½fl oz lime juice
  • 300ml/10½fl oz passion fruit syrup
  • 8-10 dashes bitters
  • 1 pineapple

To serve

  • 1 large pumpkin, top removed and flesh and seeds carved out and discarded, optional
  • 1 lemon, cut into eight pieces
  • 1 lime, cut into eight pieces

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