Serve up a Halloween cocktail in style with this fun pumpkin punch recipe. Not only is the fruity, Caribbean-inspired cocktail delicious to drink on its own but serving it in a hollowed-out pumpkin is a great way to show your Halloween creativity and get the party started.

• Serves 8
• 10 mins to prepare
• 140 calories / serving


• 1 pumpkin
• 400ml coconut rum
• 200ml pomegranate juice
• 200ml orange juice
• 1 lime, juiced
• 400ml ginger ale
• ice, to serve
• 2 oranges, sliced, to serve
• 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds, to serve


  1. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut the lid off the pumpkin to create a wide opening. Scoop out the seeds with a large metal spoon to form a bowl, being careful to keep a thick layer of the pumpkin wall intact (see tip below for using the seeds).
  2. To make the cocktail, mix together the coconut rum, pomegranate, orange and lime juices with the ginger ale in a large jug.
  3. Fill the pumpkin bowl with ice and pour over the cocktail mix. Garnish with the orange slices and pomegranate seeds to serve.