by Kate Heyhoe
Makes about 1 gallon
This delightful drink is named for the mascot of the Picayune newspaper. The drink was first served at a big charity event held for the benefit of a home set up to house the boys who sold newspapers in New Orleans.
- 3 cups fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 1-1/2 cups pineapple juice
- 1 liter seltzer (1 bottle)
- 18 strawberries
- 1 small pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into pieces
- 2 lemons, sliced paper thin
- 1 block ice
- Crushed ice
In a punch bowl, combine the lemon juice and sugar with 6 cups of water. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the pineapple juice, seltzer, strawberries, pineapple pieces, and lemon slices. Add a large block of ice.
To serve, fill each glass 1/3 full of crushed ice. Pour in lemonade, making sure to include a strawberry, a piece of pineapple, and a lemon slice.
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This page originally published as a Global Gourmet Today column in 1998.
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This page modified January 2007