This punch is inspired by the flavors of the Middle East. Add vodka if desired.
Martha Stewart Living, December 2010
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 12 slices peeled fresh ginger (about 1/8 inch thick)
- 2 1/4 cups fresh mint
- 6 cups pomegranate juice
- 3/4 cup apricot nectar
- 2 1/2 cups seltzer
- Garnish: fresh mint
- Bring sugar, water, and ginger to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add mint. Let stand for 30 minutes. Strain. Let cool.
- Stir together mint syrup, juice, and nectar in an ice-filled punch bowl. Add seltzer. Garnish with mint.
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