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Hot Dog on a Stick Muscle Beach Lemonade Recipe
Hot Dog on a Stick Muscle Beach Lemonade
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Drink
Calories: 151
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Recipe Rating: 3.8 (12 reviews)
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. Youve probably seen the bright red, white, blue and yellow go-go outfits and those trippy 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 worlds most thirst-quenching substance - Muscle Beach Lemonade. Its 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.
1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
7 cups water
1 cup granulated sugar
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.

Missing Something
Submitted on: 04/26/13
Missing citric acid. I currently work at HDOS. We add two ounces to every 5 gallons of lemonade we make.
Close, but missing the CRITICAL ingredient
Aviv Brafman  
Submitted on: 01/24/13
I had a few friends who worked at Hot dog on a stick, and they all told me there was one secret ingredient that was used to make the lemonade (and they were "sworn" to secrecy...but you see how well that went lol). They all said that they add CITRIC ACID (im pretty sure it was citric, not asorbic, but i could be wrong.) at a ratio of 1.5 tablespoons per gallon of drink. Aside from missing either the citric or asorbic acid, the other ingredients seem to be spot on.
Submitted on: 03/01/10
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.
Submitted on: 09/19/06
I used to work for Hot dog on a Stick & this recipe is missing Asorbic Acid. Add only a little to this recipe though, if i remember correctly we added 1/2 a cup to our 5 gallon mixture.
Submitted on: 04/22/06
no it still does not taste the same ... i think there is something missing because when I buy some at the mall I notice they put something else in my cup like a syrup ... I dont expect this to be shown on your site at all.
Submitted on: 01/22/06
This is very nice tasting lemonade.
Submitted on: 11/11/05
Add a pinch of citric acid powder or crystals to this and its a exact copy.
Mrs. Mike  
Submitted on: 09/20/05
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.
Submitted on: 08/25/05
This Lemonade is the best i've ever tasted.
Submitted on: 07/18/05
This is fantastic lemonade. I serve it all summer long for guests.
Submitted on: 07/18/05
I've been making this lemonade for a couple of summers now and it's is the best !
Submitted on: 07/18/05
This lemonade is absolutely the BEST! I've even made it with splenda for those on diets with excellent results! A wonderful refreshing beverage perfect for summertime BBQ's