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Jack N’ Ginger’s Passion Punch

November 10, 2011
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  • Makes 8-10 servings
Author Notes

This sneaky punch is inspired by POG – Passion Orange Guava – a popular tropical fruit juice blend first bottled by Haleakala Dairy in the 1970’s. Using grapefruit instead of orange gives the punch a tasty bitter edge, while ginger beer complements the dark character of the whiskey. Passion fruit and guava infuses some of my favorite island flavors and keeps you going back for more, think of this as a tropical twist to ring in the New Year! —gingerroot

What You'll Need
  • 3 1/2 cups Passion Fruit Nectar, chilled
  • 2 cups Guava Nectar, chilled (can substitute frozen guava nectar concentrate, see note below)
  • 1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice, strained
  • 1 bottle (12 oz) Reed’s Extra Ginger Brew Ginger Beer, chilled
  • 2 cups Jack Daniel's whiskey
  1. Add ingredients in a large punch bowl. Stir to combine. Add ice cubes if desired. Serve and Enjoy!
  2. Note: If using frozen guava nectar concentrate, thaw can briefly by placing in a container with cold water. Open can, slide frozen concentrate on to a plate and slice. Add slices to punch and stir until combined.

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  • lorigoldsby
  • wssmom
  • Niknud
  • mrslarkin
  • lapadia

Recipe by: gingerroot

My most vivid childhood memories have to do with family and food. As a kid, I had the good fortune of having a mom who always encouraged trying new things, and two grandmothers who invited me into their kitchens at a young age. I enjoy cooking for the joy it brings me - sharing food with loved ones - and as a stress release. I turn to it equally during good times and bad. Now that I have two young children, I try to be conscientious about what we cook and eat. Right about the time I joined food52, I planted my first raised bed garden and joined a CSA; between the two I try to cook as sustainably and organically as I can. Although I'm usually cooking alone, my children are my favorite kitchen companions and I love cooking with them. I hope when they are grown they will look back fondly at our time spent in the kitchen, as they teach their loved ones about food-love. Best of all, after years on the mainland for college and graduate school, I get to eat and cook and raise my children in my hometown of Honolulu, HI. When I'm not cooking, I am helping others grow their own organic food or teaching schoolchildren about art.

15 Reviews

lorigoldsby November 14, 2011
haven't had ginger beer...but the rest of it sounds wonderful...how would you describe the ginger beer flavor?
gingerroot November 15, 2011
Thanks, Lori! To my palate, ginger beer has a much spicier, stronger ginger flavor than ginger ale. I had never actually looked at the Reed's bottle until you just asked, but it is fresh ginger root mixed with sugar, filtered water, lemon, lime, spices and pineapple.
wssmom November 11, 2011
Auld Lang Syne .... who's waiting for New Year's for this? Not me!! Love the ginger beer!
gingerroot November 13, 2011
Thanks, wssmom! Cheers!
Niknud November 11, 2011
Like a Dark and Stormy (my FAVORITE drink) except with whiskey and fruit juice. Just lovely.
gingerroot November 13, 2011
Thank you, Niknud! I love a good Dark and Stormy, and what I love about this is the passion fruit, which adds an interesting counterpoint to the darker, spicy flavors of the punch.
mrslarkin November 11, 2011
Yes! Very tropical indeed! A cup of this and it'll be very easy to pretend it's not 41 degrees outside. ;)
gingerroot November 13, 2011
Thanks, mrslarkin! Mind over matter, I love it - kind of like me enjoying a hot Apple pie toddy and pretend it's not 80 degrees out. Cheers! I'll drink to that.
lapadia November 11, 2011
Hmmm, gingerroot! I love graperfruit and Jack Daniels and the other ingredients take me away to blue sky, sunshine and tropical air with palm trees swaying...a nice warm feeling.
gingerroot November 12, 2011
Thank you, lapadia!
gingerroot November 11, 2011
Thanks hla and sdebrango!! How fun would that be? Maybe 2013!
gingerroot November 13, 2011
It would be amazing! Btw, I messaged you through the site, though know some have not been going through...I'll be in your city this holiday season - it would be great to meet you!
lapadia November 13, 2011
FYI - @ gingerroot - I also messaged you a couple days ago, haven't tried it again, will do that soon. :)
gingerroot November 15, 2011
I just sent you a message with my email through the site...hope you get it! : )
hardlikearmour November 10, 2011
Yum! Love your tropical flavors. Wish I could be in Hawaii to ring the New Year in!!