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Del's Lemonade


Regardless of whether it’s guzzled by the sea or sipped outside their flagship location in Cranston, Del’s is the sweetest of all brain-freeze inducing concoctions. Great grandfather DeLucia first crafted his namesake beverage in Naples, Italy in 1840 from a mixture of summer-ripened lemons, winter snow preserved in caves via straw-insulation and sugar. Great grandfather’s son Franco then brought the popular recipe to America at the turn of the century, and Angelo, Franco’s son, perfected a mechanism that creates the consistently delicious product we consume today. 1260 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston and many locations
throughout the state. 463-6190

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