This great punch was created by my friend Karen Armijo for a Fourth of July celebration in East Hampton. The punch is perfect for the whole family, but can be made wicked for adults by adding your favorite dark rum!
Servings: Makes 4–6 servings
Ingredients 3 cups fresh orange juice1 orange , sliced1 cup fresh or unsweetened canned pineapple juice1/4 cup fresh lime juice1/4 cup fresh lemon juice1 whole vanilla bean1 1/2 cups ginger ale or club soda , chilled
Combine all the juices in a large pitcher. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape the seeds into the juice. Stir with a whisk to separate the vanilla seeds. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours or overnight.
Just before serving, add the ginger ale (or club soda). Serve in ice-filled glasses.