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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You may want to check out other summer drinks:

Watermelon Iced Tea

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lemongrass and mint iced tea

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passion fruit iced tea

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36 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.

       
  • Batter Up With Sujata

    May 20, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Wow loved your delicious, refreshing and chilled punch. Perfect for this hot weather. I would love to have a glass right now. Superb share.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 21, 2019 at 5:43 pm

      Thank you so much Sujata.

       
  • curryandvanilla

    May 20, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Lip smacking and slurpy treat for anyone! Love the simplicity of the recipes yet packed with flavors, nutrition and so colorful too! I love the flavor of ginger in any dish/drink! Looks amazing dear <3

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 21, 2019 at 5:42 pm

      Thank you so much Vanitha.

       
  • Paarul

    May 21, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Thats the perfect summer drink, much needed in this hot weather. Look at the gorgeous glass full of colorful drink. Lovely .

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 21, 2019 at 5:40 pm

      Thank you so much Paarul.

       
  • FoodTrails

    May 21, 2019 at 8:18 am

    I make punch with apple juice, will try with Ginger Ale too…it’s so perfect for the coming summers here.. The color looks so refreshing and appetizing!!

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 21, 2019 at 5:37 pm

      Thanks Swati, please do try the recipe.

       
  • poonampagar

    May 22, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Chilled ginger ale with loads of berries and lemon juice is so refreshing and a perfect Summer treat !

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 22, 2019 at 5:59 pm

      Thanks Poonam.

       
  • Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    May 22, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Maruri di, this is a fantastic and easy punch recipe. The ginger ale must be so inviting.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 22, 2019 at 5:57 pm

      Thanks Seema, I love this punch.

       
      1. Geetanjali Tung

        May 31, 2019 at 4:12 pm

        Such an easy and refreshing punch. Perfect for this scorching summer heat. You always have such easy recipes. The addition of ginger ale makes it more inviting 🙂

         
      2. mayurisjikoni

        June 1, 2019 at 11:50 am

        Thanks Geetanjali, huge family gatherings means we have to have easy to make recipes at hand 🙂

         
  • Aruna

    May 23, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Every time I hear the term Ginger Ale, I am taken back to the time I read Enid Blyton and wondered what this magical drink that seemed to be an integral part of picnics was. Now that I make it so often, I look for variations to spice it up and yours is just the kind I like. 🙂

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 24, 2019 at 9:05 am

      That’s true Aruna, your comment brought back memories for me too. I wouldn’t mind reading those books again, am sure it would be fun.

       
  • Jolly

    May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Ginger Ale Punch looks so refreshing, cool and perfect drink for this summer season YUM! Lovely share aunty! 🙂

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 24, 2019 at 9:01 am

      Thanks Jolly.

       

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