Belvoir’s Cracking Christmas Cabinet courtesy of Joanna Simon – Part 2


Last month we brought the first of our two Christmas cocktails courtesy of Joanna Simon and Belvoir Fruit Farms.  If you missed our first instalment have a read here, where you can see Joanna’s hit list and essential items, as well as the Sloe Dance cocktail.

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. The amount of juice you get from an orange varies greatly according to size of fruit and whether you squeeze by hand or use an electric juicer, so we’ve given measurements, but expect to use 4–6 oranges for the juice.
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  1. 320ml of freshly squeezed orange juice (4–6 oranges)
  2. 40ml fresh lemon juice
  3. zest of about ¾ of an unwaxed lemon
  4. 160ml Belvoir Blueberry & Blackcurrant Cordial
  5. Aromatic bitters, such as orange or peach (optional)
  6. 2 unwaxed oranges, sliced
  7. 1 pomegranate, seeds only
  8. 400ml Belvoir Ginger Beer
  9. Ice
  10. Jug or Punch bowl; punch cups or tumblers
  1. Put the citrus juices, lemon zest, Blueberry & Blackcurrant Cordial and the bitters, if using, in the jug or bowl.
  2. Add the orange slices and pomegranate seeds and leave to macerate.
  3. When you are ready to serve, add ice cubes (16–20, depending on size) and top up with Belvoir Ginger Beer.
Erisea Magazine

Belvoir's Sugar Plum FairyCheers! And remember that there are 16 Belvoir Cordials and 17 lightly sparkling Pressés to choose from to ensure that any drivers in the party are suitably catered for. All are handmade at Belvoir using only natural ingredients and no artificial additives, sweeteners or preservatives. The range is available from leading supermarkets, delicatessens, food halls, farm shops or via the website Prices start from £3.00 upwards on cordials, £2.39 upwards on 75cl pressés, and £1.75 upwards on 25cl pressés.

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