Hot Dog on a Stick Muscle Beach Lemonade copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Hot Dog on a Stick Muscle Beach Lemonade

Score: 3.93. Votes: 14
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Entrepreneur Dave Barham opened the first Hot Dog on a Stick location in Venice, California near famed Muscle Beach. That was in 1946, and today the chain has blossomed into a total of more than 100 outlets in shopping malls across America. You've probably seen the bright red, white, blue and yellow go-go outfits and those crazy fez-style bucket hats on the girls behind the counter.

In giant clear plastic vats at the front of each store floats ice, fresh lemon rinds and what is probably the world's most thirst-quenching substance: Muscle Beach Lemonade. It's a simple concoction really. And with this TSR formula, you'll have your own version of the lemonade in the comfort of your own home at a fraction of the price.

Check out my Hot Dog on a Stick corn dog recipe here

Source: Top Secret Recipes: Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits & Shakes by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
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      Hot Dog on a Stick
    • Instructions

      1. Combine the lemon juice with the water and sugar in an 2-quart pitcher. Stir or shake vigorously until all the sugar is dissolved.

      2. Slice two of the remaining lemon rind halves into fourths for a total of eight pieces, then add the rinds to the pitcher. Add ice to the top of the pitcher and chill.

      3. Serve the lemonade over ice in 12-ounce glass and add a lemon rind slice to each glass.

      Makes 2 quarts, or 8 servings.

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Score: 3.93. Votes: 14
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Feb 28, 2010, 22:00

I live for summers when the county fair is in season and I can get an awesome glass of lemonade. This version tastes just like that and I didn't need to add anything but water sugar and lemon juice for it to be perfect. I noticed that 4 good sized lemons were enough for this recipe.

Mrs. Mike
Sep 19, 2005, 22:00

I've been making this since it first debuted on the TSR, several years ago. Everyone is always SO impressed that I make lemonade from scratch, lol. It's delicous and refreshing.

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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