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Ginger-Orange Refresher Recipe
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Ginger-Orange Refresher Recipe

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“A sunset in a glass” is how your guests might describe this two-tone cocktail. With or without the spiced rum, it makes a refreshing thirst-quencher for parties any time of year.—Marybeth Mank, Mesquite, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium oranges
  • 1-1/2 cups turbinado (washed raw) sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 8 slices fresh gingerroot
  • Crushed ice
  • 5 ounces spiced rum, optional
  • 1 bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled

Directions

  1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove colored layer of peel from oranges in strips, leaving the white pith. Cut oranges crosswise in half; squeeze juice from oranges.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water and orange juice; bring to a boil. Stir in mint, ginger and orange peel; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. Strain syrup, discarding solids. To serve, fill 10 highball glasses halfway with ice. Add 2 ounces syrup and, if desired, 1/2 ounce rum to each glass; top with soda. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Ginger-Orange Refresher in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014

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