Fruit Punch

For a deliciously tipsy dessert try Paul Heathcote's fruit-studded red wine punch, flavoured with fresh basil
By Paul Heathcote
Fruit Punch
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes plus cooling and chilling
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

Main

  • 350 ml red wine
  • 8 soft green peppercorns
  • 200 g sugar
  • 6 leaves basil
  • selection of mixed summer fruit, such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, melon, pineapple and oranges, prepared
  • yogurt sorbet or ice cream, to serve

Method

1. Place the red wine, soft green peppercorns and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and cook briskly for 10 minutes.

2. Cool, cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

3. Mix in the basil and prepared summer fruits.

4. Serve with yogurt sorbet or ice cream.

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