We used to have a refreshing treat when we lived in Misery (some call it Missouri), especially at track meets when the weather was unbearably hot. It was a special porous peppermint stick pushed into the top of a lemon. You sucked the peppermint stick, hard at first, to pull the lemon juice up through the stick. We thought it was delightfully delicious!
I found a gallon jar of the special sticks in a catalog called Vermon Country Store, and I thought I'd present the sticks along with some lemons as part of the Christmas gift for my children and theirs. It was a hot treat! I used half a lemon because the sticks aren't particularly long. Kelly, above, sucked hard on Marcus's to get it started. Orion, below, wasn't as enamoured of the treat as some others.