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Sat Aug 22, 2020, 12:59 PM

"State Fair" Lemonade - Best Lemonade Ever - Food Wishes



I always loved the lemonade at fairs and wondered how it was so much better than what I make at home. I was today years old when I found out why.

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Reply "State Fair" Lemonade - Best Lemonade Ever - Food Wishes (Original post)
IronLionZion Aug 2020 OP
Kali Aug 2020 #1
IronLionZion Aug 2020 #4
PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 2020 #2
IronLionZion Aug 2020 #3
eppur_se_muova Aug 2020 #5
The Magistrate Aug 2020 #6
IronLionZion Aug 2020 #7
The Magistrate Aug 2020 #8

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 01:12 PM

1. yum, can't wait to give this a try

I make my own lime and lemonade but never tried this. what makes mine "special" is I make it sort of double concentrated then cut it in half with carbonated water so it has a light sparkle.

this recipe will take it up even another notch...and useful for sorbet too!

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Response to Kali (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 03:24 PM

4. I always figured using more lemons would make it more lemony

but now I find out that peels are the secret to a strong lemony flavor

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 02:37 PM

2. Most people have probably only ever had

"lemonade" made from the nasty crystal stuff that is artificially flavored and probably has essentially no real lemon of any sort in it.

I might consider making this. I'm sure I could cut the recipe in half, as a huge pitcher like that would be more than I'd probably finish.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 03:22 PM

3. I grew up with the powdered mix

and thought I was avoiding chemicals later on by squeezing lemons to mix with sugar and water for an all natural lemonade. But now I find out peels are where the flavor is.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 02:23 PM

5. Why does Chef JOHN keep putting RANDOM accents in strange PLACES ?

Interesting recipe, but I think I'd rather see it in writing than listen to this guy.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 06:58 PM

6. What A Treat, Sir

Thank you. I loved the lemonade at the state fair.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 07:18 PM

7. Glad you liked it

I love finding out stuff like this. And we all have plenty of time at home these days.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 07:26 PM

8. In The Summertime, Sir

I stayed with relatives near the State Fair Grounds in Indianapolis. We went every year, of course. Also parked cars on the lawn and driveway for a dollar or so, and one year the Scout troop were ushers at the main musical shows.

Three greatest memories:

The lemonade.

A completed USS Kearsarge model by Revell, in a large scale, nearly three feet long, that I took a run later at duplicating.

The smell of a vast hall full of pigs on a hot summer day.

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