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Old Hotel Vicksburg Punch

This recipe was passed down by word of mouth until 1946 when it was tasted by General Eisenhower at a reception in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He requested the recipe for Mamie because he enjoyed it so much.

Recipe Ingredients

2 cups boiling water

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 to 1 cup lemon juice

3 (12 ounce) cans frozen orange juice, made according to directions

1 (46 ounce) can pineapple juice

1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple

1 (6 ounce) jar maraschino cherries

1 (32 ounce) bottle ginger ale

  1. Method

  2. To boiling water add sugar and lemon juice. Boil for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. When cooled, add orange juice, pineapple juice, pineapple and cherries. Chill.
  4. Just before serving, add ginger ale.

Yield: approximately 1 gallon

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