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Minty Pineapple Punch

People are surprised to learn that tea is an ingredient in this pleasant beverage. It's a nice change from punch recipes that call for soda. —Margaret McNeil, Germantown, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    5 quarts


  • 3 medium lemons
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 4 tea bags
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2 cans (46 ounces each) unsweetened pineapple juice
  • Fresh mint, optional


  • Squeeze juice from lemons; set juice aside. Place lemon halves in a large saucepan; add water and sugar. Bring to a boil; boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and discard lemons. Stir in extracts and reserved lemon juice.
  • Steep tea in boiling water for 5 minutes; discard tea bags. Stir tea and pineapple juice into lemon mixture. Chill. Serve in chilled glasses over ice. Garnish with mint if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 119 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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