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Minty Pineapple Punch Recipe

Minty Pineapple Punch Recipe

People are surprised to learn that tea is an ingredient in this pleasant beverage. It's a nice change from punch recipes that call for soda. —Margaret McNeil, Germantown, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:20 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium lemons
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 4 individual tea bags
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2 cans (46 ounces each) unsweetened pineapple juice
  • Fresh mint, optional

Directions

  • 1. Squeeze juice from lemons; set juice aside. Place lemon halves in a large saucepan; add water and sugar. Bring to a boil; boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and discard lemons. Stir in extracts and reserved lemon juice.
  • 2. Steep tea in boiling water for 5 minutes; discard tea bags. Stir tea and pineapple juice into lemon mixture. Chill. Serve in chilled glasses over ice. Garnish with mint if desired. Yield: 5 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 119 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.