This intensely flavored punch came to us in 1982 from reader Colette Yao, who had moved to California from Ivory Coast. It's nonalcoholic but great as a cocktail too: Just add sparkling water and rum.

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Credit: Peden & Munk; Styling: Amy Wilson

Recipe Summary

2 hrs
2 hrs 15 mins
15 mins
Makes 2 qts. (serving size: 1 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cut off crown and peel from pineapple, then quarter pineapple lengthwise and core. Cut fruit into 1-in. chunks and whirl in a blender, a portion at a time, with 2 cups water until puréed. Pour purée through a fine strainer into a large bowl, squeezing pulp to remove all juice; discard pulp. (If using jarred juice, mix with 2 cups water in a bowl.)

  • Whirl ginger in blender with 2 more cups water until puréed. Pour through strainer into pineapple juice, squeezing liquid from pulp; discard pulp. Stir in lemon juice, then add sugar to taste.

  • Pour into a pitcher, cover, and chill until cold, at least 2 hours. Stir, then pour over ice.

  • Make ahead: Up to 3 days, chilled.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; calories from fat 1.5%; protein 0.8g; fat 0.2g; carbohydrates 34g; fiber 0.3g; sodium 2.9mg.