Fizzy Pear Ginger Punch

An elegant punch that combines mellow pear and spicy ginger. To make a large ice block, freeze water in a Tupperware container.

Fizzy Pear Ginger Punch

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About This Recipe

Yield:10 to 12 servings
Active time:15 minutes
Total time:1 hour

Ingredients

  • For Ginger Syrup:
  • 1 3-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into thirds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • For Punch:
  • 8 cups chilled pear juice, such as Looza
  • 1 cup ginger syup
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3 1/2 cups seltzer
  • large ice block
  • candied ginger, for garnish

Procedures

  1. 1

    Make Ginger Syrup: Place ginger, water, and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat and simmer until reduced to a syrup, about 30 minutes. Let cool.

  2. 2

    Make Punch: In a large punch bowl, combine pear juice, ginger syrup, lemon juice, and ground ginger. Whisk until combined.

  3. 3

    Add seltzer and stir gently to combine. Add ice block to punch bowl.

  4. 4

    If desired, place three pieces of candied ginger on a tooth pick and place in each cocktail glass as garnish.

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