This ginger punch recipe shows you how to make a versatile drink that can be served as a delicious, cool, refreshing drink when the hottest summer weather leaves us dry and thirsty. It is also a wonderful drink to serve at get-togethers like holidays and birthdays, because all family members can enjoy the non-alcoholic version. Ginger punch can even be served as a mulled drink to warm us when we have those winter chills.
The punch is very easy to make, uses ingredients that are easily found in local stores, does not take much time to produce, does not require using any uncommon equipment or tools, and, best of all, it is nearly impossible to get it wrong.
2 cups of water
1 cup of refined sugar
1 cup of fresh, unpeeled ginger either chipped or sliced thinly
2 or 3 cinnamon sticks
1 lemon sliced
1 orange sliced
2 cups of orange juice (chilled and unsweetened)
2 cups of pineapple juice (chilled and unsweetened)
2 pints of carbonated soda with a lime and/or lemon flavor (chilled)
1 1/2 cups of lemon juice (chilled)
Place the orange and lemon slices in a suitable container and freeze them until solid.
Pour the water into in a suitable pan or saucepan.
Add the sugar, the chopped or sliced ginger, and the cinnamon sticks.
Put the container on a medium heat and bring the solution to the boil.
Allow to come to the boil, and then simmer the mixture for five to ten minutes.
Remove the mixture from the heat source and allow it to cool.
Strain the liquid to remove ginger and cinnamon bits.
In a large bowl or pitcher, mix the strained liquid with the other juices and soda, and store in a cool place until ready to serve. Add the frozen fruit slices to the ginger punch before serving.