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Whether your hosting a Christmas do, or spending a Sunday with the girls…

this Punch will liven up any gathering!


Pineapple Rum Punch


  • 1/4 (500g) medium pineapple, peeled
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, coarsely grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 x 5cm strips lime rind
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 1/4 cups white rum
  • 1 1/2 litres soda water, chilled
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 3 cups ice-cubes


  1. Finely chop 100g pineapple. Thinly slice remaining pineapple and cut into triangles. Set aside.
  2. Step 2Place finely chopped pineapple, sugar, cloves, cinnamon stick, ginger, nutmeg, lime rind, juice and 3/4 cup cold water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 4 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Strain mixture into a bowl. Discard solids. Set aside to cool completely.
  3. Step 3Place syrup, rum, soda water, reserved pineapple, mint and ice-cubes in a jug. Gently stir to combine. Serve immediately.



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