Pineapple-Ginger Punch might just be your new favorite summer drink. To transform the refreshing punch recipe into a cocktail, spike the fresh ginger-infused sip with rum or vodka.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ⅔ cup thinly sliced unpeeled fresh ginger (about 4 ounces)

  • 2 ½ cups unsweetened pineapple juice, chilled

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 1 club soda, chilled

  • Ice cubes

  • Lime slices and/or pineapple wedges

Directions

  • In a small saucepan combine the water, sugar, and ginger. Bring to boiling, stirring until sugar is dissolved; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Cool ginger mixture to room temperature. Strain ginger mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl.* If desired, add rum. Cover with plastic wrap; chill for at least 2 hours.

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  • In a large punch bowl or pitcher combine the chilled ginger mixture, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and lime juice. Stir in club soda. Add ice cubes and lime slices and/or pineapple wedges.

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*TEST KITCHEN TIP:

If you like, add 1/2 to 1 cup rum, vodka, or pineapple-flavored vodka.

Nutrition Facts

102 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g polyunsaturated fat, 0 g monounsaturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 30 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 21 g sugar, 1 g protein.

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