Practically Perfect Pineapple Punch

Practically Perfect Pineapple Punch is totally refreshing on a hot summer day!  Cocktail or punch – it’s your choice!

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There is simply nothing more refreshing during the hot summer months than an ice cold, tasty beverage.   When temperatures start to rise, I start dreaming of cold drinks that will help me through the hot summer days.  I particularly like preparing beverages that can be made once and served to both kids and adults.  Something a lot like this punch.

Practically Perfect Pineapple Punch.

I made up this refreshing treat for Reece’s birthday party this weekend.  It was 107 degrees.  Hot people. Very hot.  I knew that we were going to need lots of drinks to keep everyone cool during the party and this punch fit the bill perfectly.

Sweet and cold and just so refreshing – it was the perfect punch to serve on a hot summer’s day.

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Kids and adults alike were gulping this punch down – it’s just that good!  I think the flavor is a little bit surprising and absolutely wonderful.  The base of the tea is Dole pineapple juice and Mighty Leaf Tea.  Basically, you make a lemon-flavored simple syrup, brew the tea, and add the pineapple juice.  Mix it up, chill, and serve over ice.

Now if you are serving this to adults…rum.  A shot of rum turns this fantastically refreshing punch into an out of this world cocktail that everyone will love.  I know I did!

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I used Mighty Leaf Vanilla Bean Tea for the punch but any fruit or mint flavored tea would work perfectly with this recipe.  I love the Sunburst Green Tea as well as the Calypso Mango for this recipe – can’t go wrong with either of those!  Mighty Leaf Tea wants to give one of you a prize pack that will have you making this fantastic punch up in a jiffy!  For those of you not familiar with Mighty Leaf Tea here is what makes their tea exceptional:

Hand-picked whole leaves, blossoms, herbs, fruits, and spices

Hand crafted artistry of carefully chosen blends

Heady and intoxicating aromas

Flavors and nuances that dance on your palate

Silken to the touch, hand crafted hand-stitched tea pouches.

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Take fresh brewed tea with you wherever you go in your new Takeya glass water bottle. Say goodbye to bottled iced teas. Once you have enjoyed the natural freshness of fruit-infused Mighty Leaf Iced Teas, bottled iced teas will seem wasteful, artificial, too sweet, and high in calories. For the frugal-minded, DIY Mighty Leaf Iced Tea costs about $.37 per 16 oz serving. Compare this to bottled iced tea at $1.50 or more (16 oz)!”

Practically Perfect Pineapple Punch

Practically Perfect Pineapple Punch

Ingredients

  • 2 bags of tea
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 lemons, halved and juiced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 46 oz can Dole Pineapple Juice
  • sliced lemons and fresh mint for garnish
  • rum for cocktails if desired

Instructions

  1. Brew tea according to package directions in boiling water.
  2. Place lemon havles (not juice), 3 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar in saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Continue simmering until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. Discard lemon halves.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract and lemon juice.
  4. Combine tea, lemon mixture, and pineapple juice in a large pitcher and chill.
  5. Serve over ice.
  6. For cocktails - add 1 oz of rum to each serving.
  7. Garnish with sliced lemons and fresh mint if desired.
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Disclosure:  I received product from Mighty Leaf Tea to facilitate this post.  No compensation was received.  All opinion are, as always, 100% my own.

Comments

  1. This punch looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing:)

    Katie
    http://www.funhomethings.com

  2. Calypso Mango! And this is a GREAT giveaway!

  3. I like the sounds of the Tahitian green tea!
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  4. I’d like to try Marrakesh Mint Tea.

  5. I would like to try the Calypso Mango Iced Tea.

  6. I would LOVE to try the Bombay Chai. I love the spices in chai tea.

  7. Jessie C. says:

    I would like organic black iced tea

  8. Susan M. says:

    The ginger peach is calling my name – YUM!

  9. I would love to try the Calypso Mango! I love mango’s alone or in just about everything.
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  10. The closet store to me would be Wegman’s in State College and it is 41.4 Miles away.

  11. Tanya Fell says:

    Ginger Peach is calling my name!! Yummy!!!

  12. Wild Orchid says:

    Calypo Mango sounds yummy!

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  13. Carmen S says:

    The Ginger Peach Tea sounds delicious!

  14. This looks awesome Trish!
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  15. Heather says:

    I’d like to try the Organic Breakfast. Sounds great!

  16. Sarah L says:

    Ginger Peach
    Thanks for the contest.

  17. I’ve tried the ginger peach and love it!
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  18. Calypso Mango sounds great
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  19. The vanilla bean sounds delicious!
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  20. I’m diggin the organic ginger peach tea!
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  21. Mango!

  22. Your punch looks awesome, Trish! We’re having a family b-day party for my kiddo on Saturday, and I know this would be a big hit. Great giveaway, too – I especially like the sound of that Calypso Mango!
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  23. I would like to try the Ginger Peach… Thanks for the chance! :)

  24. I would love to try the Chocolate Orange Truffle tea!

  25. I would like to try the Calypso Mango Iced Tea.
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  26. Tina Cant says:

    I would like to try the Black Currant tea.

  27. Nancy A. says:

    I would like any of the green teas, the Sunburst Green Tea sounds interesting to try! I love hot tea and have never heard of this company. Would love to win such a great prize package!!!!

  28. Ugh 107??? No thank you. This drink? Yes please! Yummy Trish!

  29. I would like the Ginger Peach

  30. Celeste says:

    the Island Breeze iced tea!

  31. The Ginger Peach tea at Mighty Leaf is one I haven’t tried yet but would really like to.

  32. Lisa Kubin says:

    I would like to try the Pommegranate Berry tea
    Lisa K.

  33. This recipe sounds awesome, iced tea is one of my favorite beverages. I’m definitely going to look up this mighty tea stuff, sounds awesome. Thanks Trish!
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  34. Leslie K says:

    Sunburst green tea!

  35. the calypso mango tea

  36. shelly peterson says:

    the Sunburst Green Tea

  37. Carolyn G says:

    I would love the Calypso Mango

  38. The tea looks so good! I’d try ginger-peach, mango and that vanilla bean :)
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  39. Chocolate Truffle! How interesting!

  40. Juliette Mariano-Carlson says:

    Calypso Mango sounds divine.

  41. Emmy White says:

    I would love to try the vanilla bean tea!

  42. I would like to try them all, but the Sunburst Green Tea sounds really good.

  43. Mary Ann says:

    calypso mango….

  44. I too like a kid friendly drink! We all like tea around here and I haven’t ever heard of that tea!

  45. organic breakfast!

  46. Calypso Mango sounds delicious!!!

  47. Christy Cummins says:

    Mmmm… Ginger Peach!

  48. What a great Punch!!! Thanks for the giveaway!! I think the Ginger Peach would be my favorite!
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  49. Kathy S says:

    I’d love to try the Ginger Peach.

  50. I made a similar tea recently, but it had OJ, lemonade, and pineapple juice. It was delicious! I love tea…and the Ginger Peach sounds delish!
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  51. This looks so fabulous! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!!
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  52. Mollie H. says:

    The Sunburst green tea sounds good! So does ginger peach.

  53. Janet T says:

    Calypso Mango would be my first choice.

  54. Ginger Peach!

  55. That pineapple punch looks great and the mango tea sounds awesome!
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  56. Teresa H says:

    The pineapple punch sounds fabulous and I’ve pinned it. Thanks for the introduction to Mighty Leaf tea! I’m definitely going to try the Green Tea Tropical, Vanilla Bean and White Orchard. Yum!

  57. Jennifer Reed says:

    Sunburst Green Iced Tea

  58. Calypso mango

  59. Stacey Caruana says:

    The Calypso Mango and the Sangria Collection look great.

  60. barbara n says:

    I would love to try the Chocolate Truffle Tea Collection

  61. Trish I want to drink this right now!! Your pictures are always so fantastic and your recipes are amazing!! Pinned!

  62. Christi I. says:

    I am so excited to try this! My stomach doesn’t handle coffee that well, but is fine with tea. Love pineapple too! Thanks

  63. Definitely Mango! Sounds fab!

  64. Karin A says:

    ginger peach sounds good

  65. Diane Marston says:

    Can’t wait to try your punch! And sure would love to win the Mighty Leaf package of goodies!

  66. Diane Marston says:

    Looking at all the wonderful teas and tea blends on the Mighty Leaf website makes it hard to just pick one I would like to try first, but I love green tea and mint, so it would have to be the Marrakesh Mint tea. I must admit that Vanilla Bean is right behind it; that will be what I try next!

  67. meredith says:

    Sunburst Green sounds yummy

  68. I love tea and I would love to have one of these. Thanks for the giveaway!!!
    Hugs,
    Marcie
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  69. Love to try the vanilla bean!!! Sound yummy.
    Marcie
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  70. I’d love to try the Vanilla Bean…so yummy sounding!

    Lori
    Whoneedsacape.com
    Not Your Average Super Moms!
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  71. Elizabeth c. says:

    I would probably most want to try the vanilla or orange dulce :)

  72. Brenda A. says:

    Um! That vanilla bean tea looks yummy!

  73. Kim Kjerulf says:

    I love tea. I am so glad we have such a variety these days.

  74. Shelley says:

    I’d like to try Calypso Mango!

  75. I want to try the Organic Black. I know – boring – but it sounds good to me!

  76. I want to try the Sweet Selections Gift Sampler of the following flavors:Orange Dulce, Vanilla Bean and Bombay Chai.
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  77. Sarah R says:

    The ginger peach iced tea looks yummy!

  78. Alison C says:

    Pomegranate berry would be my choice to drink in this great hot weather. I am drinking more tea this summer – getting away from coffee. I can’t think of a better prize to help with this! Thanks for the chance to win.

  79. Mmmm…I think the Calypso Mango sounds awesome!! Neat giveaway, Trish! Thank you!!

  80. These look so good, Trish! Pinning!

  81. Vanilla bean sounds intriguing!
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  82. Barbara Scofield says:

    I would like to try the Vanilla Bean tea.

  83. Gina Guthrie says:

    Ginger peach!

  84. Stephanie says:

    Punch looks great and I would love to try that tea!

  85. This seriously makes me thirsty!! Thanks for sharing! Just pinned to my pinterest!
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  86. I love punch, and this looks really good!
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  87. Wow! This does sound amazing! I love drinks that can be served to kids and adults. Plus, I love rum. :)
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  88. This does look so refreshing! I’ll have to remember this one for a 100+ day!
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  89. Hi, This recipe sounds really really good and since I live in FL. it would be great 3/4 of the year. When you talked about adding the rum for the adults, it made me think of a drink I used to get when I went “bar hopping” with friends many years ago. It was called Malibu & Pineapple, Malibu Rum is a coconut flavored rum and when you mixed it with pineapple juice it was sooooo good. I didn’t drink a lot, but I could get one of these and just sip on it for quite a while and feel refreshed.

  90. Lisa evanoff says:

    I made this tonight and it was delicious

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