Pineapple-Ginger-Limeade Cooler

No need to peel the ginger--it will be strained out of the mixture before serving.


Makes about 12 cups

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 12 Minutes
Stand: 1 Hours


1 (46-oz.) can unsweetened pineapple juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/4 cups fresh lime juice
1 (3-inch) piece fresh ginger, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime rind
2 cups light rum (optional)
Crushed ice


1. Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 1 hour.

2. Pour pineapple juice mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a large pitcher, discarding ginger. Stir in lime rind, and, if desired, rum. Serve over crushed ice.


Sharon D. Green, Atlanta, Georgia,

March 2007