The Demon Drink


Witches’ Brew

Try a Halloween drink that nearly died thanks to Prohibition but now tastes out of this world thanks to Jameson Irish Whiskey, cranberry juice and mint tea. A perfect Halloween punch to enjoy with friends.

What do you need


  • 1 Bottle
  • 2500 ml
  • 6
  • 500 ml
  • 1
  • 12
  • 100 ml
  • 1 Bottle
  • Part
  • 6
  • 16⅔ Parts
  • 1
  • 12
  • 3⅓ Parts

How to make

  1. Add 6 mint teabags into a large bowl with 500ml boiling water and allow to steep until cool before removing teabags.

  2. Add 5 litres of cranberry juice, 100ml raspberry syrup, the juice from 6 limes and one bottle of Jameson.

  3. Add fruit slices and stir.

  4. Serve in rocks glass over ice.

  5. Garnish with raspberries and lime zest.

  6. Raspberry syrup can be bought in many supermarkets or off licences, but have you thought of making your own? Simple add 250g sugar, 250ml water and 100g raspberries to a pot and bring to a boil; Simmer for 2 minutes and remove from heat and allow to steep until cool. Strain, bottle and refrigerate.

About this Cocktail

Halloween drinks like this one are becoming more and more popular but they nearly never happened at all. As prohibition hit the United States in the 1920s, there were calls to ban ‘the demon drink’ in Ireland. Thankfully it fell on deaf years and nearly 100 years later we honour that decision with one of the tastiest cranberry cocktails around.