“I’m here all week.” Head down to the pedestrian bridge, say hello to Chris, and have a Del’s. He says business has been good.
Del’s Lemonade goes way back:
Great Grandfather DeLucia made the earliest Del’s Frozen Lemonade in 1840 in Naples, Italy. During the winter he carried snow into nearby caves and insulated it with straw. When summer arrived and the local lemons were ripe and flavorful, he mixed their juice with just the right amount of sugar and snow.
The original cave recipe has since been updated using modern techniques that no longer involve straw. Or a straw. From their How to Drink page:
- No straw or spoon required.
- Shake the cup. The heat from your hand will slowly melt the ice.
- Sip right from the cup. No straw needed.
- Repeat whenever you need an icy treat.
- Pro tip – using a straw is a dead giveaway that you’re either not from Rhode Island or that it may be your first time with a Del’s Lemonade. Plus, straws aren’t good for the environment so it’s a win-win.
Delicious and sea turtle friendly!