Total Time: 15 minutes
Hands On Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
The combination of ginger, lime, and mint isn’t just for cocktails—this simple ginger limeade punch is a great cooler. If you want a little more oomph, add a splash of rum.
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- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cups plus 6 cups water
- Juice of 8 limes
- Freshly grated zest of 3 limes
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
- 20 fresh mint leaves
- Garnish: Mint leaves and lime wedges
Instructions:In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and 2 cups water. Set over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and cool 5 minutes.
Pour the sugar water into a pitcher and add the lime juice, lime zest, ginger, and mint. Stir with a wooden spoon, pressing on the mint leaves to release their flavor. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Pour the lime mixture through a strainer and into a thermos or serving pitcher. Add the remaining 6 cups of water and taste. Add more sugar, if you like. Garnish with mint and lime wedges.