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Witches' Brew

What would Halloween or All Hallows Eve be without a batch of brew? Witches' Brew that is. At Jo Cooks, our wicked witch got her cauldron all fired up and brewed up a batch just for you.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: halloween recipes, witches brew
Servings: 12
Calories: 137kcal


  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cloves whole
  • 3 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • cup water
  • cup sugar
  • 3 cup sparkling apple juice chilled
  • 4 cups cranberry juice chilled
  • 4 cups club soda chilled
  • 1 cup dark rum optional
  • 2 cups ice


  • In a small heavy saucepan add the cinnamon sticks, cloves, ginger, water, sugar and bring to a boil. Stir constantly until sugar dissolves, then simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.
  • Remo the saucepan from heat and let it steep, uncovered for 1 hour.
  • Strain the simple syrup through a fine-mesh sieve into a punch bowl, discarding all the solids. Chill in the fridge until cold.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients except the ice, to the punch bowl and stir. Add the ice before serving.



Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 134mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 8.5mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.3mg