How to ruin any food: Beverages: Lemonade (revisited)

Tonight we’re going to ruin lemonade, again. I first ruined lemonade last August (, however I think I can ruin it even better this time around, shall we get started?


Before we begin, once more I feel compelled to offer these words:


The rest of this post in intended to be humorous and not to be taken as new culinary treats about to sweep the nation.Any attempt to ingest the substance described below is not suggested and should be avoided. If you do attempt to taste any of the following food related ideas, please be warned that disgust, nausea and possibly even death could be the result.



As I noted last time, the history of lemonade is a bit complicated, you have to begin with lemons.

Lemons have been around for a long time. We know that they were known to the ancient Romans, though they might not have had much of a supply.

Lemons are thought to have originated in either China or India, though no one is quite certain.


It is widely believed that the ancient Egyptians were the first to invent lemonade, however even that is debatable, it is doubtful we’ll ever know just when lemonade was invented.


Interesting sites: These sites might be of interest to you, they have interesting facts about lemonade.


What it is:

Lemonade is that wonderful, slightly tart, drink with lemon juice, sugar and water.


How to make it:

Lemonade is very easy to make, at the simplest, it’s just lemonade and water. however it tastes much better with some sugar added.

A good rule of thumb is:

1 cup Lemon juice

1 cup sugar

Water to taste.

You can adjust the amounts to suit you, some people will prefer a sweeter lemonade, while others might enjoy a tarter drink. If you want it cold, add a few ice cubes.


How to ruin it:

There are many ways to ruin lemonade, here are a few really nasty ones:

  1. Take plain yellow mustard and thin it with water, serve in a glass with a slice of lemon on the rim.
  2. Use vinegar instead of water.
  3. Use onion juice instead of water.
  4. Add baking soda for a bit of fizz.

If you want something a bit fancier:

Take a half glass of lemon juice, add baking soda until it fizzes to the top, add a scoop of chocolate ice cream for a lemonade float.

More ideas:


What lemonade is complete without pulp? Add some large potato flakes.


Use crumbs of tortilla chips to replace the pulp, it should easily ruin your lemonade when it is stirred up.


Ruin your lemonade via the ice cubes! Freeze onion juice into cubes, as they melt, your lemonade magically becomes ruined!


Replace the sugar with salt, this will ruin your lemonade instantly, no question about it. It’s recommended that you have plenty of water handy if you try this one.


There you go, a number of ways to ruin lemonade! Give it some thought and come up with your own way, feel free to share it in the comments!

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed ruining lemonade. I hope you’ll join me again next week when we ruin another food!


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