from Ontario Picnics
Instructions from 1915:
Crush one-half bunch of well-washed mint leaves with ½ cup of sugar, add 3 small lemons and 1 orange, cut in slices, ¼ cup of crushed pineapple, if at hand, and place for a few hours on ice. Strain through a wet cloth into a pitcher of ice, when very cold, add 1 pint of ginger ale, also well chilled, and pour immediately into the ice-cold thermos bottle. (from One Hundred Picnic Suggestions by Linda Hull Larned, Charles Scribner’s Sons, Ltd., 1915)
½ bunch mint leaves
½ cup granulated sugar
3 small lemons, cut in slices
1 orange, cut in slices
¾ cup crushed pineapple
1 can ginger ale
Lemon or orange slices and/or mint leaves (optional)
Muddle the mint in a pitcher. Add sugar, lemon slices, orange slices and pineapple. Add a cup of crushed ice and refrigerate for a couple of hours, stirring occasionally.
Strain the liquid through a sieve and return to pitcher. Add ginger ale and more crushed ice. Garnish with lemon and/or orange slices and mint leaves.
Nada’s Tips & Tricks: This is such a refreshing drink and perfect for everyone on the back deck, on a picnic or while camping. For the adults, add a touch of your favourite liquor and serve in a fancy cocktail glass.
Contents and images used with permission by Lindy Machefske and MacIntyre Purcell Publishing https://www.macintyrepurcell.com/books/non-fiction/ontario-picnics-detail