When life gives you lemons...or a nice summer day...make
lemonade! Some tips for getting the most juice from your setup.
- Pick a good, safe location. If your house isn't on a street
with lots of foot traffic, try one of these ideas: church or temple
parking lots after worship services, Little League baseball or
soccer games, the local supermarket, outside your community
swimming pool or recreation center. Make sure to get permission
- Wash hands, tie back long hair and wear a clean apron to
protect clothing from spills.
- Have plenty of ice on hand in an insulated cooler. Use a ladle
or tongs-not kids' hands!-to serve ice. Use plastic or paper cups
and keep a covered garbage can nearby for trash.
- Get attention! Decorate your stand with brightly colored
balloons, streamers and pinwheels.
- Have a sturdy box with a lid to hold your money. You'll need a
small bank to start so that you can make change.
- Be polite and cheerful. Smile at your customers and thank them
for stopping by, even if they don't buy anything.
Here's a recipe to get you started:
- 6 lemons, juiced
- 1 cup sugar, or to taste
- 4 cups cold water
- 1 lemon, cut into slices
- Ice cubes
In a large pitcher, combine the lemon juice and sugar; stir to
dissolve the sugar. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. For
pink lemonade variation, add a few drops of red food coloring or
grenadine syrup. For honeyed lemonade variation, substitute honey
to taste for the sugar. For more recipes, go to sunkist.com/takeastand/success. Tips and
recipe courtesy of Sunkist.