Ginger Tropical Punch
tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
inch stick cinnamon
6 ounce can frozen apple juice concentrate
6 ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
orange, thinly sliced
lemon, thinly sliced
Orange curls (optional)
- In a medium saucepan combine water, sugar, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Cool mixture; cover and let steep in refrigerator for several hours.
- Meanwhile, prepare apple and orange juices according to product instructions. In a large container combine the apple juice, orange juice, and lemon juice. Cover and chill. Strain steeped ginger mixture. In a punch bowl stir together fruit juices and ginger mixture. Reserve 8 lemon or orange slices. Float remaining fruit slices in the punch. Cut reserved fruit slices in half. Garnish each cup with half a fruit slice and an orange curl, if desired. Makes sixteen (4-ounce) servings.
From the Test Kitchen
Prepare the ginger mixture; cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Prepare and combine the fruit juices; cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Before serving, strain the ginger mixture and combine with chilled fruit juices.