Ginger Ale Punch

May 7, 2019mayurisjikoni
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EVENT: A- Z CHALLENGE

THEME : A DISH BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER G

What is the A- Z Challenge? Well, we’re a Facebook group and every alternate month the participants make a dish with the  relevant letter. The group was started in May 2018 by Jolly Makkar and Vidya Narayan.

For the month of May (it’s already a year since the group began, time flies!) we have to post a recipe using an ingredient that begins with G.

G is not a difficult letter as such as there are many food items that begin with G. I normally don’t drink fizzy drinks but when its real hot, ginger ale is what I love sipping on.

With the scorching sun bearing down on us, the family was looking for a super cold drink. With berries, ginger ale and ice in abundance, a punch was born.

What is a punch?

A punch is an alcoholic or non alcoholic mixture of drinks with some fruit or fruit juice added to it. It is believed that the drink was introduced  from India to UK in the early 17th century. They are usually served at large parties from large punch bowls in punch cups or glasses.

We neither had a punch bowl or proper punch glasses but that did not stop us from enjoying the super cold drink.  Ginger ale pairs well with rum, vodka, whiskey, white wine or bourbon if you want to add some alcohol.

Its very easy to make this very cooling and quenching drink. Add fresh fruits of your choice.

GINGER ALE PUNCH

Serves 4

2 cans (approx 710ml) ginger ale

1 cup chopped mixed fresh fruit (I took strawberries, blueberries, blackberries)

½ cup fresh lemon juice

lots of ice cubes

  1. Add the fruit into a punch bowl or serving jug.
  2. Lightly mash the fruit with a pestle. Not too much, just to allow some juice to be released from it.
  3. Add lemon juice and mix well.
  4. Add ice cubes.
  5. Add ginger ale and mix gently.
  6. Serve immediately.

 

Tips:

  • Add fruits of your choice.
  • Add lots of ice for a very cold drink.
  • Add alcohol like whiskey, rum, vodka, bourbon, wine if you like.
  • Add mixed berry juice for a different taste.

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lemongrass and mint iced tea

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passion fruit iced tea

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18 Comments

  • The Girl Next Door

    May 7, 2019 at 11:25 am

    A proper thirst quencher this is, perfect for the hot days of summer. Love the idea of using ginger ale to make a fruit punch. I can imagine just how delicious and refreshing this would have been!

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 7, 2019 at 4:02 pm

      Thanks Priya.

       
  • Rafeeda – The Big Sweet Tooth

    May 8, 2019 at 7:40 am

    What better to drink during the hot months! I love the addition of the berries and the lime juice… so refreshing…

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 9, 2019 at 11:07 am

      Thank you so much Rafeeda. Try it out for Ramadan.

       
  • Shobha Keshwani

    May 13, 2019 at 1:40 am

    The punch looks so refreshing .. perfect one for summer.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 13, 2019 at 9:27 am

      Thanks Shobha.

       
  • Superduperkitchen -Niranjana Sankaranarayanan

    May 15, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Refreshing drink much needed for this Summer.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 16, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you so much Niranjana.

       
  • sizzlingtastebuds

    May 15, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    am not for fizzy drinks too, but with the mercury soaring wouldnt mind sipping on this … lovely !

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 16, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      I’m generally not a fizzy drink lover, but when its hot, its such a cooling and tasty drink.

       
  • Renu Agrawal Dongre

    May 15, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Wow this is an awesome and a quick recipe for sure. We get loads of ginger ale here and sometimes I really do not like it plain, adding of the crush fruits would add such a different taste to it. Yum and Refreshing

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 16, 2019 at 1:52 pm

      Thanks Renu, its a really refreshing drink. I’ve tried it with tropical fruits too and it tastes good.

       
  • Superduperkitchen -Niranjana Sankaranarayanan

    May 16, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Refreshing drink much needed for this summer… Beautifully displayed…

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 16, 2019 at 1:47 pm

      Thank you so much.

       
  • Ashima

    May 16, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    It looks like refreshing and delicious summer drink! and easy to make too…Perfect as a welcome drink for summer time brunches that will soon start 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 19, 2019 at 1:07 pm

      Thanks Ashima, try it out with a variety of summer fruits. I’ve made it also with apples, pears and persimmon for a mehndi party.

       
  • Vidya Narayan

    May 19, 2019 at 3:52 am

    Loved the easy, refreshing recipe perfect for this weather currently. I could guzzle glasses of these right now. The berries make it all the more exciting for me. Vibrant looking drink, best to serve at parties too.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 19, 2019 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks Vidya, it certainly is a good party drink as I’ve served it at a party we had at my son’r home in Montreal.

       

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