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I love the Lord and my big crazy family. My husband and I have been together for 43 years. I am a mother of two grown children and a grandmother to four biological grandchildren and six others. I own and operate my own home care business primarily for the elderly. Many sites have been sold or did upgrades which messed up back links, if you find a broken link let me know and I will fix it.I have written online articles for Bubblews, Seekyt, TopicSpotter and Triond. You may still find some of my articles on Ehow/Demand Studio.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

How to Make a Lemon Shake-up

If you have ever been to a fair or carnival, chances are you have seen a lemon shake-up concession trailer. You might have even purchased and enjoyed one.

I worked in an elephant ear concession trailer for 21 years and we also made lemon shake-ups.  I not only made them for customers, I made and drank a few myself.

Let me share with you, how to make a lemon shake-up, so you can enjoy them at home.


Ingredients to make Lemon Shake-up:

  • Lemons
  • Sugar or Sugar Substitute
  • Ice Cubes
  • Water
  • Glass jar with lid
Instructions to make Lemon Shake-up:

  1. When you are working in a concession trailer, you work ahead, to keep up with the customers. Slice the lemons and put them in a bowl and keep them close at hand. How you slice them is up to you, however, use at least half a lemon per shake-up.
  2. Again, when you are making for a crowd, you will have several jars to use. You want a jar that you can hold easily in one hand. Mom found out that planter peanut jars were the best for a 16-ounce shake-up.
  3. Put 8 ounces of water in the jar. Add sugar to suit your taste. 1 or 2 teaspoons to start. Shake the jar to make sure the sugar dissolves.
  4. Squeeze your lemon into the jar. You may want to adjust the lemon but 1/2 a lemon is a good starting point.
  5. Fill the jar with some ice and make sure the lid is on tight. Shake the jar hard until it starts getting cold to the touch. You will fill the difference.
  6. Pour in a glass and enjoy!