Barbary Ale

Reminiscent of the Barbary Coast with its spices and sunshine, this punch is an excellent thirst quencher.


  • Juice of 4 Oranges
  • Thinly pared rind and juice of 1 large orange
  • 600ml Water
  • 50-73g Caster Sugar
  • 1/2 level tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 level tsp Mixed Spice
  • 2 litres Ginger Beer, chilled


  1. Put the orange juice, lemon rind and juice, water, sugar and spices into a bowl.
  2. Mix well and leave to stand 3 -4 hrs
  3. Just before serving strain into a bowl and add the chilled ginger beer. A few slices of lemon may be floated on the top.

This is a recipe from The Home & Country Cookbook by Rosemary Wadey.