This simple punch is tasty, refreshing and a lot of fun. It would make a great centrepiece at any Halloween party and can be served warm or chilled. Add a little brandy if serving to adults if liked. Syringes can be bought from a pharmacy, but be sure to request ones without needles.
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Serves: 12 people
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12 x 5ml syringes without needles
1. Blend the raspberries in a mini blender until smooth. Pass through a fine mesh sieve over a small bowl, discarding the seeds. Suck the raspberry purée up into each of the syringes to fill. These can be prepared up to a day in advance. Spoon any remaining purée into a small serving bowl.
2. Pour the ginger ale and apple juice into a large bowl or punch bowl. Remove the cores from the apples, then cut each apple in half. Using a small sharp knife, have fun carving out faces from the skin side of each apple, popping them into the punch as you go. Add ice to the punch if liked.
3. To serve, ladle the punch from the bowl into serving glasses. Serve each one with a syringe of raspberry purée for guests to inject into their drink themselves, along with the remaining purée in a bowl on the side for refilling. You might like to place a tongs alongside for guests to fish out the apple pieces to enjoy.