By Yankee Magazine
Jul 22 2016
The combination of ginger, lime, and mint isn’t just for cocktails—this simple ginger limeade punch is a great cooler. If you want a little more oomph, add a splash of rum.
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups plus 6 cups water
Juice of 8 limes
Freshly grated zest of 3 limes
2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
20 fresh mint leaves
Garnish: Mint leaves and lime wedges
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and 2 cups water. Set over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and cool 5 minutes.
Pour the sugar water into a pitcher and add the lime juice, lime zest, ginger, and mint. Stir with a wooden spoon, pressing on the mint leaves to release their flavor. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Pour the lime mixture through a strainer and into a thermos or serving pitcher. Add the remaining 6 cups of water and taste. Add more sugar, if you like. Garnish with mint and lime wedges.