Fair Food: Orange Shakeups
Fresh-squeezed lemonade or orangeade (also called shake-ups) are the highlight of the fair for me. They are rather hideously expensive, which is silly, since they are so easy to make!
You will need:
1-2 oranges per person
a martini shaker
Roll oranges (or lemons, or limes) to release juice. Cut each orange in half and squeeze into martini shaker (one serving at a time) and drop in squeezed halves. Add two tablespoons or more of sugar. Add several ice cubes, then water to fill leaving at least an inch at the top of the shaker. Put on top and shake until very cold and ice is mostly melted. Use built-in strainer to strain into glass, or go all fair-like and just dump the whole mess into a glass.
If you don’t have a martini shaker, you can generally get by with a large glass and a large slightly flexible plastic cup.
Seriously. It’s that easy. I made these for lunch at Ashley’s before we got canning. So good! And orange-y without being too orange-y or acidic. And you can easily substitute lemons or limes (or even, theoretically, grapefruit) in this recipe. This is also a perfect use for that vintage juicer you may or may not have in your kitchen arsenal (and which I, sadly, decided not to get for $10 at the thrift store).
What are your favorite fair foods?