Friday, August 6, 2010

Minted Citrus Punch

What better way to wrap up hot summer reading week, than with a cool recipe from Company's Coming?

This homemade punch is sweet and refreshing with a hint of mint.

What you need;

* Can of mandarin orange segments (with 10 oz. 284 mL juice)
* Boiling water 4 cups (1 L)
* Fresh mint leaves 1 cup (250 mL)
* Peel of medium orange, white pith removed, cut into strips
* Peel of medium lemon, white pith removed, cut into strips
* Can of frozen concentrated lemonade, 12 1/2 oz. (355 mL) partially thawed
* Can of frozen concentrated orange juice, 12 1/2 oz. (355 mL) partially thawed
* Grapefruit soft drink 4 cups (1 L )

Spoon mandarin orange segments and juice into ice cube tray for a total of about 12 cubes (see Note). Freeze for at least 4 hours until firm.

Pour boiling water into large heatproof bowl. Add mint and both peels. Stir. Cover. Let stand for 1 hour.

Strain mint mixture through sieve into small punch bowl. Discard solids. Add remaining 3 ingredients. Stir gently. Add frozen mandarin orange cubes. Makes about 10 1/2 cups (2.6 L). Serves 18.

1 serving: 111 Calories; 0.1 g Total Fat (0 g Mono, 0 g Poly, 0 g Sat); 0 mg Cholesterol; 28 g Carbohydrate; trace Fibre; 1 g Protein; 9 mg Sodium

Note: Add fresh mint leaves to mandarin orange segments in ice cube tray before freezing for extra colour and flavour.

Reprinted with permission by Company's Coming


Mama Karen said...

Sounds yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog now following back!

Ashley said...

This looks delish! Thanks for following my blog, and I'm now your newest follower too!

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