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Papaya, pineapple and ginger cooler

Tropical papaya and pineapple balance out the spicy ginger beer in this Hawaiian-inspired beverage.

Papaya, pineapple and ginger cooler recipe

Adapted from Sam Choy's Polynesian Kitchen

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe papayas, seeded, skinned and cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 5 sprigs mint
  • 2 (12-ounce) bottles spicy ginger beer
  • Mint leaves, for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine the papaya, pineapple, pineapple juice and lime juice. Process until smooth.
  2. Combine the mixture with the mint in a pitcher and refrigerate for several hours.
  3. Just before serving, remove the mint sprigs and lightly stir in the ginger beer. (If adding in rum or vodka, do so now.)
  4. Serve over ice and garnish with mint leaves, if desired.

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