The city of New Orleans is making lemonade in its parks, but the drink may not be the easiest one to make at home.
The city says it will be opening its parks this week to the public for the first time in decades.
A lemonade stand will be open in the park on Friday, with another set of lemonade stands planned for Sunday.
The city says they have made lemonade at their parks for the last 30 years and that it is made using 100 per cent water.
The drink will be served at all times, including after the sun sets, and can be purchased from the city’s website.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the city wants to do something to encourage people to make lemonade, but it is important for them to be able to have access to it and not have to travel far to get it.
“This is a city that has had a very hard time with traffic,” he said.
“When we opened our parks in the early 20th century, we had a lot of construction.
And then, in the 1950s, we started having more than two and a half million people a year using our parks.
So, we have been doing a lot to encourage activity in the parks.”
It is unclear how many people will be able access the parks this weekend, but Landrieo said the new lemonade will not be for everyone.
He said it was the first lemonade available in the city since it was a city park in the late 1970s.
He says the city will not ban people from making lemonades, but that they will be more restricted than they were before.
“The rules are going to be a little bit stricter than they have been for the past few years, and we’re going to take the steps to make sure we are encouraging people to enjoy lemonade,” he added.
Lemonade is popular around the world and has been available in supermarkets for decades.
It will be up to the parks department to make it available.
According to the city, the first half of next week will see lemonade on the ground, while the second half will be the first full week for the drink to be sold in stores.