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Scotch Pinch Up!

Scotch Punch Up! is an aesy recipe for serving to a crowd at parties.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 2 cm/1" piece of fresh ginger root
  • large sprig of rosemary
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 600 ml/1 pint cloudy fresh apple juice
  • 200 ml/7fl oz Scotch whisky
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • slices of orange and lemon and apple
  • extra sprig of rosemary
  • 1 litre/1 3/4 pints ginger beer


  • Make the ginger and rosemary syrup by grating the ginger into a small pan and bashing the rosemary to release its oils and adding to the pan along with the sugar and water.
  • Heat gently till sugar completely dissolves, bring to boil then remove from heat and allow to cool completely
  • Strain out the ginger and rosemary.
  • Pour syrup into a large jug or punch bowl and add cloudy apple juice, whisky, freshly squeezed lemon and orange juice.
  • Add ice cubes, fruit slices and sprig of rosemary and stir well to combine
  • Pour in the ginger beer and stir again
  • Serve immediately well chilled