Fair-Style Lemon Shake Ups

"The State Fair food version of this recipe involves a lot of sugar, (1/2 cup per portion, perhaps?) This is cut down a bit and yet they are still sweet and juicy, with a syrup that infuses the whole drink with sweet lemonade flavor. Cooking time does not include chilling time. From Saveur Magazine."
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2 drinks


  • 12 cup water
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 cups ice cubes, plus extra for serving as necessary
  • 1 cup ice water


  • Bring the water and sugar to boil in a small saucepan. Boil for five minutes or until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Juice 1 1/2 lemons, reserving the fourth lemon half.
  • Stir the lemon juice into the sugar syrup; you will have about 1 cup.
  • Chill the lemon syrup in the fridge.
  • Blend the ice in a blender or food processor until it is crushed.
  • Put half the crushed ice in a cocktail shaker, along with half the chilled lemon syrup (about 1/2 cup), along with 1/2 cup ice water. Shake vigorously for a couple minutes, then dump the whole mixture , including the ice,, into a tall glass.
  • Repeat with the remaining ice, syrup, and ice water for the second shake up.
  • Cut the remaining lemon half into four slices and add two slices to each glass. Sip and enjoy!

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