Saturday’s citywide Lemonade Day inspires kids to become entrepreneurs

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Six-year-old Jacob Reimer was one of the winners of an Austin Lemonade Day contest with his drink, Jacob’s Jedi Juice. Photo by Chelsea Wilmot.
Six-year-old Jacob Reimer was one of the winners of an Austin Lemonade Day contest with his drink, Jacob’s Jedi Juice. Photo by Chelsea Wilmot.

Seven-year-old Jacob Riemer was one of the winners of an Austin Lemonade Day contest with his drink, Jacob’s Jedi Juice. Photo by Chelsea Wilmot.

Keep your eyes peeled for lemonade stands this weekend.

The annual citywide Lemonade Day returns on Saturday and will help thousands of kids in Austin learn how to become entrepreneurs. Your budding business owners can register for free at austin.lemonadeday.org, which is also where you can go to learn how to become a supporter or mentor.

Organizers host a competition every year for participants to submit their best recipes, and one of this year’s winners was 7-year-old Jacob Riemer, who created Jacob’s Jedi Juice using a few ingredients not found in everyday lemonade.

Jacob’s Jedi Juice

7 lemons
1 orange
1/2 cup raw organic sugar
3 1/2 cups white tea (made from 2 tea bags), cooled
6 cups cool water
2 Tbsp. orange blossom water
5 sprigs mint

Cut lemons and orange in quarters. Pour sugar over lemons and orange and crush all the juice out. Cover and put in fridge for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.

Add tea and water to lemon sugar mixture, thoroughly combine and then strain. Add orange blossom water and mint sprigs. Chill and serve.

— Jacob Riemer


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