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Ginger Ale Citrus Cooler

 Ginger Ale Citrus Cooler
We usually call this drink "mock champagne" because it's fizzy and fruity but not overly sweet. This pretty pick-orange punch is one that we often enjoy with company.—Marie Hattrup, The Dalles, Oregon
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3-1/2 cups ginger ale, chilled
  • 3 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook and stir the sugar and water over low heat
  • until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil; boil for 5 minutes. Cool.
  • Stir in grapefruit and orange juices. Cover and refrigerate until
  • chilled. Just before serving, stir in the ginger ale and cherry
  • juice. Yield: 6 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 164 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 12 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.