With giddy delight, I recall eating a lemon stick as a child. This delightfully sweet and sour treat is also called lemon peppermint stick, Baltimore lemon stick, and lemon and peppermint stick. The locals lovingly call them lemon sticks.
I remember eating them at the National Mall during summer celebrations, so I thought everyone knew what they were.
I lived in Baltimore, Maryland, while attending culinary school. The Baltimore Flower Mart hosted by the women’s civic league(you can read more about it in The Baltimore Sun) is held in Mount Vernon every May Day. It marks the beginning of the growing season.
You will find ladies donning fancy hats (hoping to win the grand hat contest), glorious flowers, and lemon peppermint sticks.
The eating, licking, sucking, and slurping of the peppermint candy stick will herald in spring and flower planting.
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How to Make Baltimore Lemon Stick
I moved away from the area and had a tough time finding the right type of peppermint stick for this treat. I searched for a peppermint stick I could use to make this treat for my family, and I finally find them.
- 3 Lemons fresh (large)
- 6 Peppermint sticks (these are the best ones)
Note: Candy canes do not work for the straw since they are not soft peppermint sticks.
This recipe takes only minutes to prepare.
Cut your lemons in half width-wise.
Next, cut a cross in the center of the cut side of the lemons. This is to make space for the peppermint stick.
Place a peppermint stick in each lemon half.
- 3 each lemon
- 6 each peppermint stick
- Wash and dry 3 large lemons.
- Cut lemons in half width-wise.
- Cut a small cross in the center of the cut section to insert the peppermint stick.
- Insert the peppermint stick in the center of each lemon half.
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