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Fruit Punch

Yield 7 quarts
For additional mint flavor, freeze chopped mint leaves with water in ice-cube trays to make flavored cubes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 2 (46-ounce) cans pineapple juice, chilled
  • 3 cups orange juice, chilled
  • 1 (1-liter) bottle ginger ale

How to Make It

  1. Stir together mint and 2 cups hot water; let stand 25 to 30 minutes. Pour through a wire-mesh strainer into a 2-quart container, discarding mint.

  2. Stir in sugar and next 3 ingredients. Chill 8 hours. Pour mixture into a large punch bowl. Stir in strawberries and remaining ingredients just before serving. Serve over ice.