Ginger Tropical Punch

Refreshing fruit juices take on an extra zing when combined with ginger and spices.

Makes:
16 servings
Serving Size:
4 ounce
Prep:
20 mins
Chill:
2 hrs
Cook:
5 mins
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Ginger Tropical Punch

Ingredients
1 1/2
cups water
1
cup sugar
2
tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
4
whole cloves
1
inch stick cinnamon
1
6 ounce can frozen apple juice concentrate
1
6 ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2
cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1
orange, thinly sliced
1
lemon, thinly sliced
 
Orange curls (optional)

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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