Baltimore Lemon Stick

Lemon sticks were popular in London in the 18th century. In this country, both Baltimore and Philadelphia lay claim to the sweet. (The Philly version uses lemon candy, and during Prohibition, it naughtily added vodka.)

Baltimore Lemon Stick
Lemon sticks were popular in London in the 18th century. In this country, both Baltimore and Philadelphia lay claim to the sweet.
Yield: makes 1 LEMON STICK

Ingredients

  • 1 chilled lemon
  • 1 peppermint stick (a porous stick, not a candy cane)

Instructions

  1. To make the lemon stick, roll a chilled lemon on a table to soften the pulp, then halve it crosswise. Insert the peppermint and suck, drawing the cool, tart juice through your minty, sugary straw.