It’s fair time. I’m kind of a huge fan. Greasy food, animals, rides, and more greasy food.
What are your favorite fair foods? I have so many they fit into a bulleted list:
- Candy apples (caramel is ok in a pinch – no nuts, thanks)
- Elephant Ears
- Funnel Cakes
- Fresh Cut Fries
- Corn dogs (foot long and slathered with mustard, preferably)
- Cotton Candy
- Grilled sausage and pepper sandwiches
- Lemon shakeups
We are headed to the Hartford Fair on Thursday, where I will be trying to consume as many items on the above list as possible. It was with this fair food fixation that I viewed the inspiration recipe for this month’s recipe swap.
All I could think about were those lemon shake ups, and how I always wanted to make them at home, and what a great mixer I always thought they’d be. And now I have found out that I was right.
I think it would mix well with vodka too, but gin is my summer thing. And of course, don’t mix it with anything if you want Lemon shake-ups for kids.
- Juice of three lemons
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1 C water
- Gin (for the adult version)
Mix all, and shake in a cocktail shaker. Try 2 or 3 parts lemonade to 1 part gin, depending on how long of a day you’ve had.
If you want, you can make fun straws that say the thing you wish you could say to your kids after a day of making them 6000 meals and snacks of which they eat only 2 bites and then declare they are not hungry.
About the Recipe Swap: The recipe swap is organized by Christianna at the Burwell General Store. Each month, a collection of bloggers reinterprets a classic recipe selected by Christianna. Click below to see what other recipe swappers did with this one.