This recipe comes from E.J. Ourso, a business mogul born and raised in Donaldsonville, La. Growing up in a country home in Donaldsonville, E.J.’s family had to improvise to enjoy some of the simple pleasures in life.
- 3 (2-liter) bottles root beer
- 4 multi-colored pansies
- 1 cup fresh blackberries (optional)
- 4 large strawberries, diced (optional)
Place an equal amount of blackberries and strawberries in bottom of 4 coffee cups. Fill each coffee cup with root beer, 1 inch from top. Place 1 pansy in each cup. Place in freezer overnight or until soda is solid. NOTE: This berry mixture may also be frozen in ice cube trays. Chill remaining root beer in refrigerator. When ready to serve, pour chilled root beer into a punch bowl. Remove frozen coffee cups from freezer and unmold. A little tap water may be needed to loosen molds. Add to punch bowl. Serve in punch cups