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Pineapple, mint, ginger and lime crush


With its bright flavours, this punch is a great way to start any summer lunch. You can also make a batch without the gin for non-drinkers or designated drivers - they'll thank you for it. We like to use a good cloudy ginger beer with plenty of gingery kick.

You'll need

400 gm coarsely chopped pineapple (about ½ pineapple) Juice of 3 limes and 2 oranges 50 gm finely grated ginger 180 ml gin To taste: ginger beer To serve: lemon, lime and orange slices and mint   Vanilla-mint syrup 165 gm caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped ½ cup (firmly packed) mint

Method

  • 01
  • For vanilla-mint syrup, stir sugar and 125ml water in a saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, add vanilla bean and seeds, bring to the boil and cook until a light syrup forms (1-2 minutes). Remove from heat, add mint, pour into a container and refrigerate until chilled. Strain (discard mint and return vanilla pod to syrup), then refrigerate until required. This syrup keeps for up to a month.
  • 02
  • Pulse pineapple in a food processor to finely chop, transfer to a jug, add juices, ginger and vanilla-mint syrup. Add gin and plenty of ice, stir to chill, top up with ginger beer to taste and serve garnished with citrus slices and mint.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 - 8 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 6 - 8 people

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Feb 2015

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