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State Fair Lemonade

This State Fair Lemonade is the perfect way to cool off and hydrate this summer. It is a TikTok viral sensation and it’s so easy to make. Skip those long fair lines and overpriced drinks and learn how to make this fair style lemonade at home!

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State Fair Lemonade Will Have You Puckering For More

Homemade lemonade is the best. What is even better? State Fair Style Lemonade you can make it home!

Forgot waiting in line for overpriced lemonade and make your own. Not only is it easy and delicious, but it’s so cute too!

Just grab some of those plastic 32 oz. containers, some cute straws and you’ll have the best homemade lemonade in no time!

Want another lemon recipe? Try our Copycat Chick-fil-A Frosted Lemonade and 3-Ingredient Lemonade Slushie

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It is easy to make – Just throw the ingredients into a large 32 oz. container and drink!
  • It is perfect for summer – Summer and lemonade go hand-in-hand and this will be your go-to summer lemonade recipe.
  • It is delicious – If you love lemonade, especially the fair style lemonade, you are going to love this recipe. It’s making the rounds on social media and with good reason – it’s delicious!
container of state fair lemonade

What You Need to Make Fair Lemonade

  • Lemons – Small and fresh
  • Sugar – Just plain white sugar works or you can use your favorite sugar substitute
  • Ice– Use your favorite brand of ice
  • Water

You will also need:

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Helpful Tips

  • If you’re going to store the lemonade for longer than just a couple of hours, I suggest straining it and storing it in a container with a lid for up to 5 days. If the peels are left in the liquid for too long, they can cause it to start tasting bitter.
  • Make sure if you use a hole punch that it’s at least 5/16” in size, which is a common size. This makes it just barely bigger than a straw, which is the perfect size.
  • If you don’t have a hole punch, you can use a sharp knife and just make an X in the lid for your straw as well. I’m not going to lie, my husband just uses his drill. LOL So, use what you have on hand.
  • If you like your lemonade sweeter, you can add more sugar, but definitely start with just the 3 tablespoons because you can always add more, but you can’t take any away.
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State Fair Lemonade

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How to make the TikTok Viral State Fair Lemonade Recipe at home
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 2 Small Lemons
  • 3 Tablespoons White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 ½ Cups Water
  • Ice


  • Make sure the lemons are washed thoroughly.
  • Quarter both lemons and place them in one of the containers.
  • Muddle the lemons until you’ve gotten as much juice as possible out of them.
  • Add the sugar to the container with the lemons and give it a little shake. The lemon juice helps dissolve the sugar.
  • Fill the container ¾ of the way with ice and then add the water.
  • Place the lid on, before making the hole in it, and shake it really well, combining all the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Make a hole in the lid using a 5/16” hole punch, or by your preferred method, add a straw, and enjoy your fair lemonade!


Serving: 1

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

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Course Drinks
Cuisine American
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