Texas Twister Copycat – The Stay At Home Chef

This sweet drink is as big and bold as the Lone Star State itself. Not surprisingly, it is the classic drink at any carnival or state fair. This Texas Twister Copycat is summer in a cup guaranteed to quench your thirst in the summer heat. Our twist on the sweet Texas Twister brings the fresh ingredients you love while keeping it easy to throw together in a snap. Our simple prep instructions will make it easy for you to enjoy this delicious freshness all summer long.

For more carnival favorites you can recreate at home, check out the County Fair Funnel Cake or the Deep Fried Oreos.

Why did you describe us?

  • It tastes just like the drink you see at every carnival and state fair.
  • Fresh juice is beautiful to look at and delicious to drink.

Copycat Texas Twister cup with lemon slice.

My family cooked in a Dutch oven last summer and couldn’t get enough of this wonderful beverage. This is my crowd favorite drink on a summer day. For neighborhood potlucks or any time we have an excuse to have an outdoor barbecue, we’ll sip on this delicious and refreshing dessert. It doesn’t officially feel like summer until we get some of this refreshing and delicious deliciousness.

Ingredient notes

Fresh fruits and other ingredients arranged on the table.
  • Orange, lemon and lime juice: Fresh juice is best for bright summer flavor, but if necessary, you can substitute a 12-ounce can of frozen concentrate for each fruit.
  • pomegranate juice: This acidity provides the perfect balance to the citrus sweetener. Texas Twister recipes often call for grenadine syrup, but finding this great alternative is much easier.
  • sugar: Listen, you can leave it out, but if you want to cut back on sugar, diet soda is a great place to cut back.
  • water: Adjust the ratio of water and lime soda if it is too sweet for your taste.
  • Lemon soda: This brings an extra amount of sweetness and fizz that really quenches thirst.
  • Maraschino cherry: It finishes off the flavor combination with the smoothness of cherry. Make sure to use all the cherries and juice.
Top view of a replica Texas Twister Cup with lemon slice and cherry.

Freeze for later

We love making a big batch because they freeze well so we can use them all summer long. Mix fruit juices and sugar together for an easy concentrate. Simply pour the concentrate into a gallon freezer bag and lay it flat in the freezer until solid.

Thaw the concentrate by holding the frozen bag under warm water until you can break it into small pieces with your hand. Then put the ice concentrate in a jug and add the ratio of water and lemon soda to your liking. This additional liquid should be enough to dissolve the rest. Stir, add maraschino cherries and serve.

Storage instructions

Fridge In an airtight container for up to seven days after mixing. The carbonation in the drink will dissipate, but the juice and flavor will remain.

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